an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.
Origin of pontonier
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Pontonier′, Pontonnier′, one who has charge of a pontoon; Pontoon′-bridge, a platform or roadway supported upon pontoons.
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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