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Floating vs. Pontoon

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Floatingadjective

That floats or float.

‘floating buoys’;

Pontoonnoun

(military) A flat-bottomed boat used as a support for a temporary bridge.

Floatingadjective

Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.

‘The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.’; ‘In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.’; ‘You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.’;

Pontoonnoun

A floating structure supporting a bridge or dock.

Floatingadjective

that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.

Pontoonnoun

A box used to raise a sunken vessel.

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Floatingverb

present participle of float

Pontoonnoun

A float of a seaplane.

Floatingnoun

The motion of something that floats.

Pontoonnoun

A lighter or barge used for loading or unloading ships.

Floatingnoun

(in the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.

Pontoonnoun

(card games) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards whose value adds up to, or nearly to, 21 but not exceed it.

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Floatingadjective

Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.

Pontoonnoun

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.

Floatingadjective

Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals.

Pontoonnoun

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.

Floatingadjective

Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt.

‘Trade was at an end. Floating capital had been withdrawn in great masses from the island.’;

Pontoonnoun

(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge

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Floatingnoun

Floating threads. See Floating threads, above.

Pontoonnoun

a float supporting a seaplane

Floatingnoun

The second coat of three-coat plastering.

Floatingnoun

The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; - called also fattening, plumping, and laying out.

Floatingnoun

the act of someone who floats on the water

Floatingadjective

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;

‘a drifting double-dealer’; ‘the floating population’; ‘vagrant hippies of the sixties’;

Floatingadjective

inclined to move or be moved about;

‘a floating crap game’;

Floatingadjective

(of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position;

‘floating ribs are not connected with the sternum’; ‘a floating kidney’;

Floatingadjective

not definitely committed to a party or policy;

‘floating voters’;

Floatingadjective

borne up by or suspended in a liquid;

‘the ship is still floating’; ‘floating logs’; ‘floating seaweed’;

Floatingadjective

buoyant or suspended in water or air

‘a floating platform’;

Floatingadjective

not settled permanently; fluctuating or variable

‘floating exchange rates’;

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