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Meaning of Pontiac

Pon•ti•ac

Pronunciation: (pon'tē-ak"), [key]
— n.
  1. c1720–69, North American Indian, chief of the Ottawa tribe: commander during the Pontiac War 1763–64.
  2. a city in SE Michigan. 76,715.
  3. a town in central Illinois. 11,227.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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