Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of spontoon.

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Examples

  • Officers had traded swords and spontoons for hatchets and knives.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Officers had traded swords and spontoons for hatchets and knives.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Officers had traded swords and spontoons for hatchets and knives.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Officers had traded swords and spontoons for hatchets and knives.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Thus Mr. Fiennes grew up in rarefied circumstances, surrounded by the artifacts (and vocabulary) of a vanished world: ­halberds and stanchions, vaults and corbels, groined passages, burgonets, rapiers and spontoons.

    Within The Castle Walls

  • The spontoons from minden - have you had any problems with breakage?

    My Jacobite Army

  • The colour party stood beside him, two teenage Ensigns holding the precious flags that were guarded by a squad of chosen men commanded by hard-bitten Sergeants armed with spontoons.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Sergeants drove spontoons hard into the mass of Frenchmen, skewering them with the pikehead, twisting it free and driving it forward again.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Both sets of flags were surrounded by bayonets and defended by Sergeants carrying spontoons, the long, heavy, lance-headed pikes designed to kill any horse or man daring to thrust in to capture the fringed silk trophies.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Heeding the warning, Drake hastened away to the Isle of Pinos, off the isthmus, left the ships at a concealed cove here, armed fifty-three of his boldest fellows with muskets, crossbows, pikes, and spontoons.

    Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward

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