Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is in charge of pontoons or is engaged in the construction of pontoon bridges.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A soldier who has charge of pontoons; also, one who constructs pontoonbridges.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French pontonnier, from Old French, from ponton, pontoon; see pontoon.]

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