pantechnicon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pantechnicon, a building in Motcomb Street, London.

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Noun[edit]

pantechnicon (plural pantechnicons)

  1. (chiefly UK) A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale.
  2. (chiefly UK) A van, especially a large removal van. Originally pantechnicon van.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 426:
      In fact, as they later found, the auxiliary vehicle was a very large removers' van – the kind known as a pantechnicon.

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