Pontiac

biographical name
Pon·​ti·​ac | \ˈpän-tē-ˌak \

Definition of Pontiac 

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circa 1720–1769 Ottawa Indian chief

Pontiac

geographical name
Pon·​ti·​ac | \ˈpän-tē-ˌak \

Definition of Pontiac (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southeastern Michigan northwest of Detroit population 59,515

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