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coal pit

  1. a pit where coal is dug.
  2. a place where charcoal is made.
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Origin of coal pit

before 1050; Middle English colpytte, Old English collpytt
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for coal pit

Historical Examples

  • Our lawyer was curious to see a coal-pit, and was let down by a rope.

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;


  • It happened to be so dark that we might as well have been groping about in a coal-pit.

    Six Months at the Cape

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It is not a pleasant sensation, that of a descent into a coal-pit.

    Son Philip

    George Manville Fenn

  • You offered me a coal-pit, but the waterfall you forgot to mention.

  • You are up to some game as deep as a coal-pit; and I go on working and working all in the dark.