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pontonier

[pon-tn-eer] /ˌpɒn tnˈɪər/
noun, Military.
1.
an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.
Origin of pontonier
1820-1830
From the French word pontonnier, dating back to 1820-30. See pontoon1, -ier2
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pontonier

/ˌpɒntəˈnɪə/
noun
1.
(military, obsolete) a person in charge of or involved in building a pontoon bridge
Word Origin
C19: from French pontonnier, from Latin pontō ferry boat, pontoon1
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