Definition of Meccano in English:

Meccano

Line breaks: Mec|cano
Pronunciation: /mɪˈkɑːnəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun] trademark
  • A children’s toy consisting of a set of metal and plastic components for making mechanical models: Why don’t you look at the Meccano set I bought you?
    More example sentences
    • So he went into his garden shed and produced the greatest boy's toy of all time: Meccano.
    • I was an only child, and I had a room to myself and I had Meccano and I had this world in which I did things.
    • Maybe we could start by putting Meccano and chemistry sets in every 10-year-old's Christmas stocking next month.

Origin

early 20th century: an invented word suggested by mechanic.

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