- a place for pit sawing.
Origin of saw pit
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Examples from the Web for saw-pit
The white horse was buried in the saw-pit in the Laine's wood.Highways & Byways in Sussex
Before any trees are cut down, we'll have to dig a saw-pit and find a pit-sawyer.We of the Never-Never
Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
Thrice, on the night-shift, underneath in the saw-pit, Old Tarwater fainted.The Red One
Friday a poor blind man fell into a saw-pit, to which he was conducted by Sir Clement Cottrell.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Some good pinetrees were brought to the saw-pit, and one laid upon it.
- (esp formerly) a pit above which a log is sawn into planks with a large pitsaw
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