pontonier

pontonier

[pon-tn-eer]
noun Military.
an officer or soldier in charge of bridge equipment or the construction of pontoon bridges.

Origin:
1820–30; < French pontonnier. See pontoon1, -ier2

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pontonier (ˌpɒntəˈnɪə)
 
n
obsolete military a person in charge of or involved in building a pontoon bridge
 
[C19: from French pontonnier, from Latin pontō ferry boat, pontoon1]

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