Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where all kinds of manufactured articles are collected and displayed for sale.
- n. chiefly UK A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale.
- n. chiefly UK A van, especially a large removal van. Originally pantechnicon van.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale.
- n. a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)
- From Pantechnicon, a building in Motcomb Street, London. (Wiktionary)
“a kind of pantechnicon of slovenly knowledge; a knower of thousands of things that aren't so.”
“All as if it had tumbled haphazard off the pantechnicon of civilisation as it dragged round the edges of this wild land, and there lay, busy but not rooted in.”
“The whole place was so terribly raw and flat and accidental, as if great pieces of furniture had tumbled out of a pantechnicon and lay discarded by the road.”
“But at the nearby Good Hope Centre, a pantechnicon-load of ballot boxes from the populous Mitchell's Plain district was offloaded only shortly after”
“An enormous removal van,' she had said, 'a real pantechnicon, and polluting what's left of our country air with clouds of the filthiest black diesel fumes.”
“The D. C.4 was heavy, like driving a fully loaded pantechnicon after passing a test on empty minis, and the sheer muscle power needed to hold it straight on the ground and get it into the air was in the circumstances exhausting.”
“On landing in the street he wasted no time and nipped very neatly into the open back of the pantechnicon.”
“A pantechnicon concealed the manoeuvre from the traffic that followed.”
“Ethel and St. Nivel, having an unlimited command of money, ordered pretty nearly everything they were advised to take, with the result that we required a small pantechnicon van to take our combined luggage.”
“One G.S. waggon, laden till it resembled a pantechnicon, was soon in dire straits.”
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