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pon·toon

 (pŏn-to͞on′)
n.
Any of various floating structures, especially:
a. A flatbottom boat used to support a bridge.
b. A floating structure that serves as a dock.
c. Either of a pair of floats supporting a boat or seaplane.

[French ponton, from Old French, from Latin pontō, pontōn-, floating bridge, from pōns, pont-, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

pontoon

(pɒnˈtuːn)
n
1. (Military)
a. a watertight float or vessel used where buoyancy is required in water, as in supporting a bridge, in salvage work, or where a temporary or mobile structure is required in military operations
b. (as modifier): a pontoon bridge.
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a float, often inflatable, for raising a vessel in the water
[C17: from French ponton, from Latin pontō punt, floating bridge, from pōns bridge]

pontoon

(pɒnˈtuːn)
n
1. (Card Games) Also called: twenty-one (esp US) or vingt-et-un a gambling game in which players try to obtain card combinations worth 21 points
2. (Card Games) (in this game) the combination of an ace with a ten or court card when dealt to a player as his first two cards
[C20: probably an alteration of French vingt-et-un, literally: twenty-one]

pon•toon

(pɒnˈtun)

also pon•ton

(ˈpɒn tn)

n.
1. a boat or some other floating structure used as one of the supports for a temporary bridge over a river.
2. a float for a derrick, landing stage, etc.
3. a seaplane float.
[1585–95; < French ponton < Latin pontōnem, acc. of pontō flat-bottomed boat, punt]

pontoon

(card game) blackjack
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridgepontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
bateau bridge, floating bridge, pontoon bridge - a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
2.pontoon - a float supporting a seaplane
amphibious aircraft, amphibian - an airplane designed to take off and land on water
float - something that floats on the surface of water
Translations
زَوْرَق للتَّجْسيرلُعْبَة من ألْعاب الوَرَق
jednadvacetokoponton
pontonpontoon
ilmatyynyponttoni
flatbytna, flatbotnaîur báturtuttugu og einn
acītepontonspontontilts
ponton
poníkpontón
dubadubalı köprüyirmibir

pontoon

1 [pɒnˈtuːn]
A. Npontón m
B. CPD pontoon bridge Npuente m de pontones

pontoon

2 [pɒnˈtuːn] N (Brit) (Cards) → veintiuna f

pontoon

[ˌpɒnˈtuːn] n
(= floating platform) → ponton m
(British) (= card game) → vingt-et-un mpontoon bridge npont m flottant

pontoon

1
nPonton m; pontoon bridgePontonbrücke f

pontoon

2
n (Brit Cards) → 17 und 4 nt

pontoon

1 [pɒnˈtuːn] npontone m

pontoon

2 [pɒnˈtuːn] n (Cards) → ventuno

pontoon1

(ponˈtuːn) noun
one of the flat-bottomed boats used to support a temporary roadway (a pontoon bridge) across a river etc.

pontoon2

(ponˈtuːn) noun
a kind of card-game.
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