- (in South Africa) a river ferry, esp one that is guided by a cable from one bank to the other
C17: from Dutch: ferryboat, punt 1; reintroduced through Afrikaans in 19th or 20th century
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Examples from the Web for pont
The du Pont family descended from Huguenot nobility in Burgundy, emigrating to the United States in 1800.
But one month into the marriage, du Pont began to show signs of trouble.
He sought $550,000 in damages, and du Pont vehemently denied the charges.
“I recognized Dave Schultz as my protector,”' du Pont said in the March interview.
Then, in 1985, du Pont turned his attention (and Forbes-estimated $200 million fortune) to wrestling.
The Pont de Garabit, like the Causses, all well, should be seen another year.The Roof of France
They leaped into the saddle and rode away over the Pont de Meuse.The Downfall
The shop in the Arcade of the Pont Neuf remained closed for three days.
He had an idea of getting up, and returning to the Arcade of the Pont Neuf.
He arranged another meeting, and returned to the Arcade of the Pont Neuf.