American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pontiac 1 1720?-1769. Ottawa leader who led a large Native American revolt against the British in the Great Lakes region (1763-1766).
- A city of southeast Michigan northwest of Detroit. Its carriage-making industry of the 1880s was replaced by automobile manufacturing in the early 20th century. Population: 67,100.
- n. famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769)
“PONTIAC -- An overnight basement fire displaced a Pontiac family and claimed the life of a family cat.”
“PONTIAC -- The No. 1 ranked Class 2A Saints showed depth, getting scoring from 10 different players in a 67-27 Corn Belt Conference win over host Pontiac on Monday.”
“PONTIAC -- A steady rainfall Tuesday morning didn't stop hundreds of people from applying for jobs at the Interlake-Mecalux plant parking lot in Pontiac.”
“PONTIAC -- A battery box underneath an Amtrak passenger train car caught fire Tuesday evening at the Pontiac depot.”
“PONTIAC -- Ultralight airplanes leading 14 rare whooping cranes from Wisconsin to Florida bypassed a scheduled stop near Pontiac on Friday.”
“Unemployment in Pontiac is 30% and the financial situation there is so dire that the police department is to be disbanded and public safety turned over to the county in order to save $2 million per year.”
“For you psychology majors, the Pontiac is an updated version of my mom's 1967 Ford Country Squire - same color and fake woodgrain - which was the car I took my driver's license test in 1968.”
“Is it purely coincidental that my Pontiac is also navy blue with wood grain and a blue interior, or is it karma?”
“Pontiac is still losing jobs because GM assembly plants are closing, yet it is one part of the county where home sales are picking up.”
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