Meaning of Meccano in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈkɑːnəʊ/

Translate Meccano into Spanish


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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We built the car with Meccano so it was fairly substantial.’
    • ‘I did have Meccano and Lego, but actually I got a lot of fun out of empty cardboard boxes.’


Early 20th century an invented word suggested by mechanic.