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pontoon

noun uk   /pɒnˈtuːn/  us   /pɑːn-/

pontoon noun (BRIDGE)

pontoon noun (GAME)

[U] UK →  blackjack
Translations of “pontoon”
in Vietnamese cầu phao…
in Spanish pontón…
in Thai เรือท้องแบน…
in Malaysian pontun…
in French ponton…
in German der Ponton…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橋, (尤指用於支撐浮橋的)浮筒…
in Indonesian ponton…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桥, (尤指用于支撑浮桥的)趸船,浮筒…
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