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A trademark for a construction toy consisting of pieces that fit together.
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(Games, other than specified) a children's toy construction set
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(ˈtɪŋ kərˌtɔɪ)
Trademark. a brand of children's building toy.
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Zombies, Lincoln Logs and Tinkertoy both under license from Hasbro.
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Only a dogmatic, Tinkertoy, popularized version of Mahan insists on a complete and permanent concentration of a fleet.
Another way of getting cement some tensile strength is to add another Tinkertoy inside the first Tinkertoy.
During our California years, my sister and I pitched in to assemble our wire-and-plastic tree, working it like a big Tinkertoy set.
The mast was folded up for launch and unfurled in orbit, 56 segments unfolding and latching into place like a Tinkertoy set.
Of course, compared to the leviathans of the air nowadays, the PBY seems little more than a Tinkertoy. But before I joined the Navy, the biggest thing I had driven was a farm truck.