- an excavation made in exploring for or removing a mineral deposit, as by open-cut methods.
- the shaft of a coal mine.
- the mine itself.
- all that part of the main floor of a theater behind the musicians.
- British. the main floor of a theater behind the stalls.
- orchestra (def. 2a).
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How to use pit in a sentence
Not only does the ball shrink into a peach pit whenever it slaps against Leonard’s mighty hands, but everytime he steps on the court, he brings a game that’s been molded to dominate areas of the floor, placing an insoluble strain on the opposition.
He’s the leading figure in remaking old-line exchanges dominated by traders shouting bids from “open outcry pits” into electronic platforms.
“Any suggestion that my clients or I have any responsibility in the city’s decision to buy this money pit is a convenient political deflection,” he wrote in a statement.The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Debacle Helps Explain How We Got Here|Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Remains of fire pits were found not far from Border Cave’s former grass beds.The oldest known grass beds from 200,000 years ago included insect repellents|Bruce Bower|August 13, 2020|Science News
He thinks the arrangement of the pits — in a circle surrounding the henge — might mean they marked the boundary to some important space.
So what of the photograph of what the Senate report described as a “well-used waterboard” with buckets around it, at the Salt Pit?CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He watched the pit grow bigger every month, despite the numerous reports he wrote about the facility.
He said he watched waste haulers back up to the pit and unleash torrents of watery muck.
In several reports he urged the pit operators to safeguard the birds.
Abarca allegedly battered Hernandez, who was then dumped in the pit.
With the management of these, however, the Earl of Pit Town did not trouble himself.
At length the great Pit Town collection was housed as it deserved to be.
Old Pit Town knows lots of good people, and would give us letters, I suppose.
Certes le capitaine Merveilles et ses gens monstrerent leur pit non vulgaire.
We never see such horrors now; and I actually envied Pit Town the possession of that picture.
British Dictionary definitions for pit (1 of 3)
- a mine or excavation with a shaft, esp for coal
- the shaft in a mine
- (as modifier)pit pony; pit prop
- a small natural depression on the surface of a body, organ, structure, or part; fossa
- the floor of any natural bodily cavitythe pit of the stomach
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British Dictionary definitions for pit (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for pit (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pit
In addition to the idiom beginning with pit
- pit against
- the pits