Definition of Pontoons

1. Noun. (plural of pontoon) ¹



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Definition of Pontoons

1. pontoon [n] - See also: pontoon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pontoons

pontine veins
pontis nervi trigeminalis nucleus
pontobulbar body
pontocerebellar
pontocerebellar recess
pontomedullary groove
ponton
pontonier
pontoniers
pontons
pontoon
pontoon bridge
pontoon plane
pontooned
pontooning
pontoons (current term)
ponts
ponty
pony-trekking
pony cart
pony express
pony in the barn
pony keg
pony up
ponyboy
ponyboys
ponycart
ponygirl
ponygirls

Literary usage of Pontoons

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"When a strong current set obliquely across the river, the sides of every two pontoons were sometimes connected together by rope braces stretched diagonally ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Thus closed pontoons came to be introduced into the British army. ... Then General Pasley introduced demi-pontoons, like decked canoes with pointed bows and ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"McPherson made several attempts to throw down the pontoons and cross his corps, but the enemy poured such a raking tire into his pontoons that the work had ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... and Garonne —The river ¡> found too wide for the pontoons—He changes his design—Cavalry action at St. Martin de Touch—General Hill ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"These pontoons, invented by Birago, were introduced in ... The Russians have a framework of wood for their pontoons, so constructed that the centre pieces, ..."

6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"The Austrian pontoons are similar to the larger French pontoon, but divided transversely in ... These pontoons, invented by Birago, were introduced in 1823. ..."

7. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1862)
"... and Garonne—The river is found too wide for the pontoons—He changes his design—Cavalry action at St. Martyn de Touch—General Hill passes the Garonne at ..."

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