What does pontoon mean?

Definitions for pontoonpɒnˈtun; ˈpɒn tn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pontoon.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pontoon

    pon-tōōn′, n. a flat kind of boat used in forming a bridge for the passage of an army: a bridge of boats: a lighter or barge used for loading or unloading ships—also Pon′ton.—ns. Pontonier′, Pontonnier′, one who has charge of a pontoon; Pontoon′-bridge, a platform or roadway supported upon pontoons. [Fr. ponton—L. pons, a bridge.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.

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