pantechnicon
noun Etymology: short for pantechnicon van, from pantechnicon storage warehouse Date: 1891 British van III,1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pantechnicon — is an old British word for a furniture warehouse removal van. The original Pantechnicon, founded in 1830, was a craft shop or bazaar, in Motcomb Street in Belgravia, London. The name is Greek for pertaining to all the arts or crafts . The shop… …   Wikipedia

  • pantechnicon — [pan tek′ni kän΄] n. [ PAN + Gr technikon (neut. adj.), of the arts < technē, art: see TECHNIC] Brit. 1. a bazaar where all kinds of things were sold 2. a warehouse 3. a furniture van: also pantechnicon van …   English World dictionary

  • Pantechnicon — Pan*tech ni*con, n. [NL. See {Pan }, and {Technic}.] A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pantechnicon — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a large van for transporting furniture. ORIGIN from Greek pan all + tekhnikon piece of art , originally the name of a London bazaar selling artistic work, later converted into a furniture warehouse …   English terms dictionary

  • pantechnicon — [19] The original Pantechnicon was a huge complex of warehouses, wine vaults, and other storage facilities in Motcomb Street, in London’s Belgravia. Built in 1830 and supposed to be fireproof, it was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1874. It… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pantechnicon — [19] The original Pantechnicon was a huge complex of warehouses, wine vaults, and other storage facilities in Motcomb Street, in London’s Belgravia. Built in 1830 and supposed to be fireproof, it was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1874. It… …   Word origins

  • pantechnicon — /pan tek ni kon , keuhn/, n. Brit. a furniture van; moving van. Also called pantechnicon van. [1820 30; PAN + Gk technikón artistic, skillful (neut. of technikós); see TECHNIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pantechnicon — noun a) A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale. b) An eclectic collection …   Wiktionary

  • pantechnicon — pan|tech|ni|con [pænˈteknıkən US ka:n] n BrE old fashioned a ↑removal van …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pantechnicon — pan·tech·ni·con || pæn teknɪkÉ‘n / kÉ™n n. (British) large van for moving furniture, moving van; caravan; container that holds many miscellaneous objects …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”