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pontoon

noun pon·toon \ pän-ˈtün \

Definition of pontoon

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

Origin and Etymology of pontoon

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


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pontoon

noun

Definition of pontoon

British

Origin and Etymology of pontoon

perhaps alteration of vingt-et-un



PONTOON Defined for Kids

pontoon

noun pon·toon \ pän-ˈtün \

Definition of pontoon for Students

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


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