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saw pit

or sawpit

noun

  1. a place for pit sawing.


saw-pit

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of saw pit1

First recorded in 1375–1425, saw pit is from the late Middle English word sawpytt. See saw 1, pit 1

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Example Sentences

I have dug out the saw-pit, and have sawed the slabs for the sides of the pit, and made it quite secure.

Then after the logs were rolled on the saw-pit he whipped out the lumber in something less than two days.

Being in want of plank I directed a saw-pit to be dug and employed some of the people to saw trees into plank.

Across the lake, a mile above a roaring torrent, they located a patch of spruce and built their saw-pit.

The brethren are making a saw pit to saw lumber for a skiff.

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