pontoon


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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 ?
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."
It enlarges rapidly from a postage-stamp to a playing-card; to a punt and last a pontoon. The two clerks, its crew, do not even look up as it comes into place.
No quarter is to be given to the English, on account of their cruelty to our braves on board the infamous pontoons. Look here, here it is in black and white.
The police also arrested a pontoon manager and a worker over the pollution.
Stratview Research report on Global Pontoon Boat Market highlights the benefits of the Pontoon Boats along with the market growth and future predictions.
Now complaints have been made about a pontoon which has since appeared on the water with a bench stuck on the top.
Pleasure boats have already been seen using the pontoon which aims to make the Forth a key feature of the city for the first time since the 1940s.
At the same time, a mass of drift wood got stuck between the helm and the propeller, which only complicated the work of about 20 firefighters who tried to stop the pontoon.
The remaining 4km of trench will be dredged by the new Stan Pontoon 4512, supported by the new Stan Tug 1606 (named Murjan 22) and the new Shoalbuster 2509 (named Murjan 41).
The Pontoon Dock scheme is a 236 home, Private Rented Sector, build-to-rent scheme being developed by Linkcity in Pontoon Dock, London, procured through the Greater London Authority's London Development Panel.
25 July 2017 - A joint venture of UK-based residential landlord Grainger plc (LSE: GRI) and the Local Pensions Partnership has acquired PRS build-to-rent development in Pontoon Dock, London, Grainger said.