Definition of Tinkertoy in English:


Syllabification: Tin·ker·toy
Pronunciation: /ˈtiNGkərˌtoi


A children’s building toy consisting of pieces held together by pegs in holes.
More example sentences
  • This space station looks like a Tinkertoy assembly of one 88-meter-long beam, with four wing-like power panels at each end, and a collection of centrally mounted cylinders - the modules.
  • It may yet click its way to victory after victory, a monument to the Tinkertoy dreams of childhood.
  • In time, we outgrew Tinkertoy and moved to greater challenges like Lincoln Logs or Erector Sets.

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