HyperDic: pontoon

English > 2 senses of the word pontoon:
NOUNartifactpontoon(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
artifactpontoona float supporting a seaplane
pontoon > pronunciation
Soundspaantuw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > pontoon: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge.
CategoryboatA small vessel for travel on water
Part ofpontoon bridge, bateau bridge, floating bridgeA temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
Broaderbarge, flatboat, hoy, lighterA flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Spanishpontón
Catalanpontó
English > pontoon: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA float supporting a seaplane.
Part ofamphibian, amphibious aircraftAn airplane designed to take off and land on water
BroaderfloatSomething that floats on the surface of water
Spanishpontón

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