• IPA: /pɒnˈtuːn/

pontoon (plural pontoons)

  1. (military) A flat-bottomed boat used as a support for a temporary bridge.
  2. A floating structure supporting a bridge or dock.
    Synonyms: pontoon bridge
  3. A box used to raise a sunken vessel.
  4. A float of a seaplane.
  5. A lighter or barge used for loading or unloading ships.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: понто́н
  • Russian: поплаво́к

pontoon (uncountable)

  1. (card games) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards whose value adds up to, or nearly to, 21 but not exceed it.
    Synonyms: vingt-et-un

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