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pontonier

[ pon-tn-eer ]
/ ˌpɒn tnˈɪər /
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noun Military.

an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.

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Origin of pontonier

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

pontonier
/ (ˌpɒntəˈnɪə) /

noun

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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