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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A float supporting a seaplane; (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge.

Usage examples (37)
  • The party boat is what we called the pontoon boat.
  • It could very well have been "pontoon" on a different day.
  • Other games are "crown and anchor", which is a dice game, and "pontoon", which is a card game similar to "twenty-one" or "seven and a half."
  • Huge industrial cranes lifted the 120-year-old vessel from the slipway on Lowestoft's north quay on to the 50m long pontoon which is going to support the ship for years... for more
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