pantechnicon van


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

1820–30; pan- + Greek technikón artistic, skillful (neuter of technikós); see technic Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
pantechnicon (pænˈtɛknɪkən)
1.  a large van, esp one used for furniture removals
2.  a warehouse where furniture is stored
[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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