Definition of Meccano in English:

Meccano

noun

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  • 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?’
    • ‘We built the car with Meccano so it was fairly substantial.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I did have Meccano and Lego, but actually I got a lot of fun out of empty cardboard boxes.’
    • ‘So he went into his garden shed and produced the greatest boy's toy of all time: Meccano.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Meccano

/mɪˈkɑːnəʊ/