pontonier

[pon-tn-eer]

Origin of pontonier

From the French word pontonnier, dating back to 1820–30. See pontoon1, -ier2
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pontonier

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

Word Origin for pontonier

C19: from French pontonnier, from Latin pontō ferry boat, pontoon 1
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