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pontoon         

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      n  
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a    a watertight float or vessel used where buoyancy is required in water, as in supporting a bridge, in salvage work, or where a temporary or mobile structure is required in military operations  
b    (as modifier)  
a pontoon bridge     
2      (Nautical)   a float, often inflatable, for raising a vessel in the water  
     (C17: from French ponton, from Latin ponto punt, floating bridge, from pons bridge)  
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pontoon          [2]  
      n  
1      (Also called, esp. U.S.)    twenty-one, vingt-et-un   a gambling game in which players try to obtain card combinations worth 21 points  
2    (in this game) the combination of an ace with a ten or court card when dealt to a player as his first two cards  
     (C20: probably an alteration of French vingt-et-un, literally: twenty-one)  

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