noun Military.

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

Origin of pontonier

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