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English definition of “pontoon”


noun uk   /pɒnˈtuːn/ us    /pɑːn-/

pontoon noun (BRIDGE)

[C] a small, flat boat or a metal structure of a similar shape used especially to form or support a temporary floating bridge: Military engineers hurriedly constructed a pontoon bridge across the river.BridgesBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships

pontoon noun (GAME)

[U] UK for blackjackCard gamesGambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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