pontooner

pontooner

(ˌpɒnˈtuːnə)
n
(Military) another name for pontonier
References in classic literature ?
The pontooner was deaf, and his health was shattered; and as he could neither read nor write, he found no one left to help him or to plead his cause.
This man I have told you of is one of the pontooners of the Beresina; he helped to construct the bridge by which the army made the passage, and stood waist-deep in water to drive in the first piles.