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pantechnicon

[ pan-tek-ni-kon, -kuhn ]
/ pænˈtɛk nɪˌkɒn, -kən /
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noun British.
a furniture van; moving van.
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Also called pantechnicon van .

Origin of pantechnicon

1820–30; pan- + Greek technikón artistic, skillful (neuter of technikós); see technic
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British Dictionary definitions for pantechnicon

pantechnicon
/ (pænˈtɛknɪkən) /

noun British
a large van, esp one used for furniture removals
a warehouse where furniture is stored

Word Origin for pantechnicon

C19: from pan- + Greek tekhnikon relating to the arts, from tekhnē art; originally the name of a London bazaar, the building later being used as a furniture warehouse
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