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pantechnicon

[pan-tek-ni-kon, -kuh n] /pænˈtɛk nɪˌkɒn, -kən/
noun, British
1.
a furniture van; moving van.
Also called pantechnicon van.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; pan- + Greek technikón artistic, skillful (neuter of technikós); see technic
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British Dictionary definitions for pantechnicon-van

pantechnicon

/pænˈtɛknɪkən/
noun (Brit)
1.
a large van, esp one used for furniture removals
2.
a warehouse where furniture is stored
Word Origin
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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