Definitions for pontoonpɒnˈtun; ˈpɒn tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pon•toonpɒnˈtun; ˈpɒn tn(n.)

also pon•ton

  1. a boat or some other floating structure used as one of the supports for a temporary bridge over a river.

    Category: Military

  2. a float for a derrick, landing stage, etc.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  3. a seaplane float.

    Category: Nautical, Aeronautics, Navy

Origin of pontoon:

1585–95; < F ponton < L pontōnem, acc. of pontō flat-bottomed boat, punt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pontoon(noun)

    (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge

  2. pontoon(noun)

    a float supporting a seaplane

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pontoon(noun)

    a wooden flat-bottomed boat, a metallic cylinder, or a frame covered with canvas, India rubber, etc., forming a portable float, used in building bridges quickly for the passage of troops

  2. Pontoon(noun)

    a low, flat vessel, resembling a barge, furnished with cranes, capstans, and other machinery, used in careening ships, raising weights, drawing piles, etc., chiefly in the Mediterranean; a lighter

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