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Ponton

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Pónton. n.s. [French.]

Ponton is a floating bridge or invention to pass over water: it is made of two great boats placed at some distance from one another, both planked over, as is the interval between them, with rails on their sides: the whole so strongly built as to carry over horse and cannon. Military Dict.

The black prince passed many a river without the help of pontons. Spectator, № 165.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Military and Sea Dictionary (2) · Spectator (140)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Ponton." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 5, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6788.


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