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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.]
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]
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|Noun||1.||pantechnicon - a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)|
moving van - a van used for moving home or office furniture
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