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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.
References in classic literature ?
No quarter is to be given to the English, on account of their cruelty to our braves on board the infamous pontoons.
It enlarges rapidly from a postage-stamp to a playing-card; to a punt and last a pontoon.
He rode across one of the swaying pontoon bridges to the farther side, turned sharply to the left, and galloped in the direction of Kovno, preceded by enraptured, mounted chasseurs of the Guard who, breathless with delight, galloped ahead to clear a path for him through the troops.
In the time of the Empire he was incorporated in the Pontoon Troop of the Guard, and was constantly on active service in Germany, lastly the poor fellow made the Russian campaign.
com)-- Redneck Pontoons is making a big splash among pilots of 400 and 450-sized RC helicopters.
Object and scope of services to be acquired is the partial daily cleaning of the pontoons, bridges (access bridges) and the refuse container emptying the ferry facilities with dissipation.
The blind's pontoons are 9" wide by 8" high with flat bottoms.
Dundar said that the only work left to complete was the installation of the pontoons: two fishing pontoons and one finger pontoon for yachts.
A pontoon boat built for saltwater use, the Fiesta Family Fisher 22 uses 23-inch diameter pontoons rolled out of 90-gauge marine aluminum with five welded bulkheads.
Damen Shipyards has achieved a company milestone with the launch of the first of its newly designed Stan Pontoon (SPo) 12032 series, the longest pontoon ever built by it and part of 34 pontoons it is currently building.
Luxury yachts will soon be drifting into the heart of Newcastle after floating pontoons were approved for the River Tyne.