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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.]
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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]
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Noun1.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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Translations

pantechnicon

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

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

n (Brit) → Möbelwagen m
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pantechnicon

[pænˈtɛknɪkən] n (Brit) → grosso furgone m per traslochi
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Sealed packing-cases went north and east and west to various pantechnicons, and the engines were boxed with peculiar care.
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.
Vehicles set to attend include Victorian Horse Drawn Pantechnicons from the 1890s - carriages originally designed to be drawn by four horses for home removals.
Vehicles set to attend include Victorian Horse Drawn Pantechnicons from the 1890s -- carriages originally designed to be drawn by four horses for home removals.
Sets, costumes and props will turn up at the Empire in four pantechnicons, along with a team led by technical director George Thomson, who has worked for the company for two decades.
Dual bumper runner-up Western Miller went one better on his hurdling debut for The Pantechnicons IV, and Longsdon said: "He was too keen and I thought he wouldn't get home, but he galloped all the way to the line and has obviously got a fair little engine in him.
Now you take your life in your hands as enormous pantechnicons try to struggle past you on narrow streets, knocking bits off ancient houses and spraying your windscreen with oil and water.
After the parade, the horse-drawn pantechnicons will remain on display in the town until 5pm.
After the procession, the horse drawn pantechnicons will remain in the Town on display until 5pm.
Local residents report that they frequently have to take evasive action to avoid accidents and aggressive driving, while speeding pantechnicons rock the foundations of their houses.
Each spring the same plants arrive on the same pantechnicons from the same greenhouse complexes in Holland, making life easy for retailers who need only to change the price, but disappointing for enthusiastic plants people.