pontoon bridge

pontoon bridge
pon'toon bridge
a floating bridge which is supported by several pontoons

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  • Pontoon bridge — The U.S. 9th Army crosses the Rhine on a temporary steel treadway pontoon bridge, 1945. Carries Pedestrian, automobile, truck Span range Short to long …   Wikipedia

  • Pontoon bridge — Pontoon Pon*toon , n. [F. ponton (cf. It. pontone), from L. ponto, onis, fr. pons, pontis, a bridge, perhaps originally, a way, path: cf. Gr. ? path, Skr. path, pathi, panthan. Cf. {Punt} a boat.] 1. (Mil.) A wooden flat bottomed boat, a metallic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pontoon bridge — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pontoon bridge — noun a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bateau bridge, ↑floating bridge • Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑span • Part Meronyms: ↑pontoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • pontoon bridge — a bridge supported by pontoons. [1695 1705] * * *       floating bridge, used primarily but not invariably for military purposes. A pontoon bridge was constructed in 480 BC by Persian engineers to transport Xerxes (Xerxes I) invading army across… …   Universalium

  • Pontoon Bridge Hotel — (Фоксфорд,Ирландия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Pontoon, Фоксфорд, Ирланд …   Каталог отелей

  • pontoon-bridge — n. Bridge of boats, floating bridge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pontoon bridge — temporary bridge made from flat floating platforms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pontoon bridge — noun (C) a floating bridge which is supported by several pontoons …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pontoon bridge — /pɒnˈtun brɪdʒ/ (say pon toohn brij) noun a bridge supported by pontoons …  

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