saw pit

or saw·pit

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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saw-pit

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