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Definition(s):

  • (n) a child's construction set for making mechanical models

Usage(s):

  • Courtial takes on Ferdinand as a "secretary" in a business that becomes the mecca for every meccano-minded nut in France.

News

  • This 3–D Printed Prosthetic Hand Costs Just $5

    Prosthetic limbs traditionally cost many thousands of dollars, doubling the pain of people who have already suffered enough. But several projects are showing how it's possible to produce artificial arms and legs for less. A while ago, we wrote about a couple of guys who got together over the Internet to build themselves a bionic hand from Meccano and an Erector Set. It wasn't pretty––but it was ...
    on October 25, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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Quotes

  1. "My career in engineering started as a youngster because of an enthusiastic father and a Meccano set," said Ross Brawn. "F1 in Schools takes the idea to another level and contributes enormously to the education and enjoyment of these young...
    on Nov 24, 2005 By: Ross Brawn Source: GrandPrix

  2. "We will continue to follow our path and look purely at industrial logic. We are not fans of industrial Meccano," Ranque said.
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Denis Ranque Source: Reuters India

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