/dos"euhr/, n.
1. a basket for carrying objects on the back; pannier.
2. an ornamental covering for the back of a seat, esp. a throne or the like.
3. dossal (def. 1).
Also, dorser.
[1300-50; ME < AF; MF dossier < ML dosserium, var. of dorserium, equiv. to dors(um) back + -erium -ERY; r. ME dorser < ML dorserium]
/dos"euhr/, n. Chiefly Brit.
a person who sleeps in a doss house.
[1865-70; DOSS + -ER1]

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