[ pon-tn-eer ]
/ ˌpɒn tnˈɪər /
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an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.
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How to use pontonier in a sentence
Pontonier′, Pontonnier′, one who has charge of a pontoon; Pontoon′-bridge, a platform or roadway supported upon pontoons.
British Dictionary definitions for pontonier
/ (ˌpɒntəˈnɪə) /
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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