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pitman

[ pit-muhn ]
/ ˈpɪt mən /
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noun, plural pit·men for 1, pit·mans for 2.

a person who works in a pit, as in coal mining.
Machinery. any of certain types of connecting rods.

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Origin of pitman

First recorded in 1600–10; pit1 + -man

Definition for pitman (2 of 2)

Pitman
[ pit-muhn ]
/ ˈpɪt mən /

noun

Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand.
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British Dictionary definitions for pitman (1 of 2)

pitman
/ (ˈpɪtmən) /

noun plural -men

mainly Scot and Northern English a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner

British Dictionary definitions for pitman (2 of 2)

Pitman
/ (ˈpɪtmən) /

noun

Sir Isaac. 1813–97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)
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