pantechnicon


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pan·tech·ni·con

 (păn-tĕk′nĭ-kŏn′)
n. Chiefly British
A van for transporting or removing furniture.

[Short for pantechnicon van, after the Pantechnicon, the name of a building in London that in 1830 originally housed a bazaar selling craftwork but was later used as a furniture warehouse : pan- + Greek tekhnikon, neuter sing. of tekhnikos, of art; see technical.]

pantechnicon

(pænˈtɛknɪkən)
n
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantechnicon - a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)
moving van - a van used for moving home or office furniture
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

pantechnicon

[pænˈteknɪkən] N (Brit) → camión m de mudanzas

pantechnicon

[pænˈtɛknɪkən] n (British)(grand) camion de déménagement

pantechnicon

n (Brit) → Möbelwagen m

pantechnicon

[pænˈtɛknɪkən] n (Brit) → grosso furgone m per traslochi
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The house was dismantled; the rich furniture and effects, the awful chandeliers and dreary blank mirrors packed away and hidden, the rich rosewood drawing-room suite was muffled in straw, the carpets were rolled up and corded, the small select library of well-bound books was stowed into two wine-chests, and the whole paraphernalia rolled away in several enormous vans to the Pantechnicon, where they were to lie until Georgy's majority.
All their furniture was new, all their friends were new, all their servants were new, their plate was new, their carriage was new, their harness was new, their horses were new, their pictures were new, they themselves were new, they were as newly married as was lawfully compatible with their having a bran-new baby, and if they had set up a great-grandfather, he would have come home in matting from the Pantechnicon, without a scratch upon him, French polished to the crown of his head.
Sealed packing-cases went north and east and west to various pantechnicons, and the engines were boxed with peculiar care.
Maybe he fears being run over by a Stagecoach pantechnicon taking the profits to the bank.
0-litre diesel FR which delivers hot hatch performance despite having the internal space of a small pantechnicon.
Not long to wait, sit at home and contemplate, Then the furniture arrived in a pantechnicon, Unloaded swiftly by the removal men.
Those unable to afford a horse-drawn pantechnicon (removals van) loaded their worldly goods on to a handcart and trundled to their new address.
All went well until in 1989 when one individual started parking his pantechnicon partly on the road and partly on the grass.
On show will be Beamish's own Hoults horse drawn pantechnicon.
This had been captured, preserved and was touring the country in a huge tank on the back of a pantechnicon wagon.
But now he has a big pink and black Pantechnicon to do it in.
I can recall Malcolm Evans (Newport) and Ernie Ford (Buxton), who both left the company for OCTU, Ted Townsend (Cardiff), who drove the big pantechnicon when we struggled for vehicles when we reassembled, Don Kent (Newport), Mel Davies (Rhondda), Taffy James and Reg Humphries (Bridgend), Vic Adams, Maurice Jones, David Castle (all Cardiff), Harry Humphreys, Cheshire, Oswald (all Blackwood) and of course a couple of hundred others.