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pontoon bridge

  1. a bridge supported by pontoons.
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Origin of pontoon bridge

First recorded in 1695–1705
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Already a pontoon-bridge has been thrown across the Marne at Meaux.

    Beyond the Marne

    Henriette Cuvru-Magot

  • Chess, ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge—generally in pl.

  • A pontoon-bridge was at once begun, finished by night, and the troops began the passage.

  • The picket guard of the enemy was driven away, and soon the pontoon-bridge was in position.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic

  • A train had come in, bringing on it a pontoon-bridge which was to be thrown across the stream at Caperton.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic