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PONTOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pontoon mean? 

PONTOON (noun)
  The noun PONTOON has 2 senses:

1. (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
2. a float supporting a seaplane

  Familiarity information: PONTOON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PONTOON (noun)


Sense 1pontoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pontoon" is a kind of...):

barge; flatboat; hoy; lighter (a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals))

Domain category:

boat (a small vessel for travel on water)

Holonyms ("pontoon" is a part of...):

bateau bridge; floating bridge; pontoon bridge (a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons)


Sense 2pontoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A float supporting a seaplane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pontoon" is a kind of...):

float (something that remains on the surface of a liquid)

Holonyms ("pontoon" is a part of...):

amphibian; amphibious aircraft (an airplane designed to take off and land on water)


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