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pit boss

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noun
  1. a casino employee who supervises gambling-table activity.

Origin of pit boss

1915–20, for an earlier sense; Americanism
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Examples from the Web for pit boss

Historical Examples

  • Hal was glad of this opportunity to get better acquainted with his pit-boss.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • The pit-boss poured down his whiskey, and set the glass on the bar.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • Could a man be brave enough to protest to a pit-boss when his body was numb with weariness?

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • It was exactly as Alec Stone, the pit-boss, had explained to Hal.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • Then pit-boss come to you: 'You shoot your mouth off too much, feller.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair


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