Definitions for pontoonpɒnˈtun; ˈpɒn tn

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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

  3. Origin: [F. ponton (cf. It. pontone), from L. ponto, -onis, fr. pons, pontis, a bridge, perhaps originally, a way, path: cf. Gr. path, Skr. path, pathi, panthan. Cf. Punt a boat.]

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