saw pit

or sawpit


noun

a place for pit sawing.

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Origin of saw pit

First recorded in 1375–1425, saw pit is from the late Middle English word sawpytt.See saw1, pit1
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British Dictionary definitions for saw pit

saw-pit

noun

(esp formerly) a pit above which a log is sawn into planks with a large pitsaw
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