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A trademark for a construction toy consisting of pieces that fit together.


(Games, other than specified) a children's toy construction set


(ˈtɪŋ kərˌtɔɪ)
Trademark. a brand of children's building toy.
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Other pumpkins in the creative category included a hamburger pumpkin with pumpkin seeds glued to the top in place of sesame seeds, a pumpkin man that had a tinker toy walker and a feathery spider pumpkin.
The smallest cat on record was male Himalayan-Persian Tinker Toy, from Illinois, at 2.
The human brain," notes the serioso narrator, "is hardly a Tinker Toy.
It is a heavy-duty little tool and makes the MEC part look like it came off a Tinker Toy.
As he grew older, the projects became larger: a Tinker Toy bridge in nursery school, an Eiffel Tower model made up of 10,000 ice cream sticks in high school and a 25-foot sail/raft he built in college were some of his 'hands on' endeavors.
Presumably, this distance is relatively small between the term buckminster-fullerene and the 60-carbon rings now available in Tinker Toy models everywhere; but phrases such as family values or ordinary hard-working Americans--big favorites during the last election--are another matter entirely, These are "loaded" terms precisely because they carry with them so much relational baggage whose content varies dramatically from person to person.
Her alley is already lined with victory flags from other consumer causes-unequal tax assessment and Tinker Toy sets packaged without wheels, to name two.
Go to the Florida wetlands, or at least what's left of them, and see what that overgrown tinker toy in Orlando has done to the environment.
Similar to classic toys such as Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, or Lego, but large-scale, Fort Magic's unique combination of sticks and connectors encourages children to use their imaginations to construct an infinite number of possibilities - all from just one Fort Magic kit.