- n. Plural form of pontoon.
“Pontoon - (N) either of the floats fitted to an aircraft to enable it to land on water (but in this case the pontoons are attached to Michael’s raft to enable it to float)”
“Her owner, an old beachman, at once turned the craft over to the party and expressed a lot of curiosity, which was not gratified, as the boys knocked the cases off the "pontoons" and then floated them.”
“In the baggage car are the "pontoons," which in reality are two cylinders of aluminum, about twenty feet in length by three in diameter and capable of sustaining a weight of almost a ton.”
“Officials said one of the undersea robots had sent back visual images of sunken tanks containing 700,000 barrels of diesel -- the first report of the "pontoons" that were stacked on the rig before the sinking.”
“Officials said one of the undersea robots had sent back visual images of sunken tanks containing 700 000 barrels of diesel - the first report of the "pontoons" that were stacked on the rig before the sinking.”
“With names like 'Rudyard Kipling' and 'Joseph Conrad', this mêlée of different boats, joined to one another by sturdy green painted pontoons, conjures up another world: More Dickensian ragamuffin than Chelsea Arts Club.”
“Nine sets of pontoons were delivered to the site, but were not used as the estuary flooded too quickly.”
“The current plan can't just have light rail added to it later; it's not wide enough and it doesn't have enough pontoons to hold the weight of the train.”
“Now Seattle wants the pontoons bigger again (for LRT), but as you point out, that width could be used for other means.”
“Extra pontoons would be added later, but would cost more than simply building bigger pontoons now.”
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