Pontoon bridge, a bridge formed with pontoons.Pontoon train, the carriages of the pontoons, and the materials they carry for making a pontoon bridge.

The French spelling ponton often appears in scientific works, but pontoon is more common form.

(Pon*toon"ing), n. The act, art, or process of constructing pontoon bridges. "Army instruction in pontooning." Gen. W. T. Shermah.

(Pont`vo*lant") n. [F. pont bridge + volant flying.] (Mil.) A kind of light bridge, used in sieges, for surprising a post or outwork which has but a narrow moat; a flying bridge.

(Pon"ty) n. (Class Making) See Pontee.

(Po"ny) n.; pl. Ponies [Written also poney.] [Gael. ponaidh.]

1. A small horse.

2. Twenty-five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.]

3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib. [College Cant]

4. A small glass of beer. [Slang]

Pony chaise, a light, low chaise, drawn by a pony or a pair of ponies.Pony engine, a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another. [U.S.] — Pony truck(Locomotive Engine), a truck which has only two wheels.Pony truss(Bridge Building), a truss which has so little height that overhead bracing can not be used.

(Pood) n. [Russ. pud'.] A Russian weight, equal to forty Russian pounds or about thirty-six English pounds avoirdupois.

(Poo"dle) n. [G. pudel.] (Zoöl.) A breed of dogs having curly hair, and often showing remarkable intelligence in the performance of tricks.

(Pooh) interj. [Of. imitative origin; cf. Icel. pu.] Pshaw! pish! nonsense! — an expression of scorn, dislike, or contempt.

(Pooh`-pooh") v. t. To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt, as if by saying pooh! pooh! [Colloq.] Thackeray.

(||Poo"koo) n. [From the native name.] (Zoöl.) A red African antelope (Kobus Vardoni) allied to the water buck.

(Pool) n. [AS. pol; akin to LG. pool, pohl, D. poel, G. pfuhl; cf. Icel. pollr, also W. pwll, Gael. poll.]

1. (Mil.) A wooden flat-bottomed boat, a metallic cylinder, or a frame covered with canvas, India rubber, etc., forming a portable float, used in building bridges quickly for the passage of troops.

2. (Naut.) A low, flat vessel, resembling a barge, furnished with cranes, capstans, and other machinery, used in careening ships, raising weights, drawing piles, etc., chiefly in the Mediterranean; a lighter.

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