saw pit

or saw·pit


a place for pit sawing.

Origin of saw pit

First recorded in 1375–1425, saw pit is from the late Middle English word sawpytt. See saw1, pit1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saw-pit



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