pantechnicon

[pan-tek-ni-kon, -kuh n]

Origin of pantechnicon

1820–30; pan- + Greek technikón artistic, skillful (neuter of technikós); see technic
Also called pantechnicon van.
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pantechnicon

noun British
  1. a large van, esp one used for furniture removals
  2. 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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