pontoon

noun (1)
pon·toon | \ pän-ˈtün \

Definition of pontoon 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a flat-bottomed boat (such as a lighter) especially : a flat-bottomed boat or portable float used in building a floating temporary bridge

2 : a float especially of a seaplane

pontoon

noun (2)

Definition of pontoon (Entry 2 of 2)

British

First Known Use of pontoon

Noun (1)

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pontoon

Noun (1)

French ponton, from Old French, from Latin ponton-, ponto

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of vingt-et-un

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pontoon

noun
pon·toon | \ pän-ˈtün \

Kids Definition of pontoon

: a large hollow container filled with air and used to make something (as a boat, plane, or bridge) float

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