- c1720–69, North American Indian, chief of the Ottawa tribe: commander during the Pontiac War 1763–64.
- a city in SE Michigan.
- a town in central Illinois.
Examples from the Web for pontiac
There, he allegedly pulled her into the back seat of his black Pontiac.School Shooters Love This Pickup Artist Website
December 5, 2014
The same is true for Dodge and Kia, Lincoln and Toyota, and Pontiac and Hyundai.Super PACs and Saturation Advertising
May 8, 2012
We meet Joe when he is a teenager in Pontiac County, Quebec, in the early 1900s.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’
Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts
March 23, 2012
Before he sang with Sheryl Crow, Rock drove a Pontiac Firebird in a music video.Gwyneth Paltrow and the Rise of the Country Carpetbagger
January 6, 2011
In 1988, a beloved Glendale local, Gov. Evan Mecham, was impeached for secretly lending campaign funds to his Pontiac dealership.The Woman Immigrants Fear
Terry Greene Sterling
June 4, 2010
But some day my people will rise again, and this time it will not be a Pontiac war.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
When Pontiac comes with his sixty warriors Gladwin is ready for him.
Pontiac is dumfounded and departs without giving the signal.
Then all of a sudden he met the face of Pontiac looking in at the door.Old Man Savarin and Other Stories
Edward William Thomson
The most celebrated chief of this stock was Pontiac, an Ottawa.Diary in America, Series Two
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
- died 1769, chief of the Ottawa Indians, who led a rebellion against the British (1763–66)
Word Origin and History for pontiac
Ottawa tribal leader (c.1720-1769), his name is given in native (Algonquian) form as bwandiag. The city in Michigan, U.S., settled in 1818, was named for him as he is said to be buried nearby. The automobile brand was begun in 1926, discontinued 2010.