Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

pontonier

[pon-tn-eer]
See more synonyms for pontonier on Thesaurus.com
noun Military.
  1. an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.
Show More

Origin of pontonier

From the French word pontonnier, dating back to 1820–30. See pontoon1, -ier2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pontonier

Historical Examples

  • Pontonier′, Pontonnier′, one who has charge of a pontoon; Pontoon′-bridge, a platform or roadway supported upon pontoons.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for pontonier

pontonier

noun
  1. military obsolete a person in charge of or involved in building a pontoon bridge
Show More

Word Origin

C19: from French pontonnier, from Latin pontō ferry boat, pontoon 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012