Associations to the word «Pit»
PIT, noun. A hole in the ground.
PIT, noun. (motor racing) An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.
PIT, noun. (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
PIT, noun. A mine.
PIT, noun. (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
PIT, noun. (trading) A trading pit.
PIT, noun. (in the plural) (with the) (idiomatic) (slang) Something particularly unpleasant.
PIT, noun. The bottom part of.
PIT, noun. (colloquial) Armpit.
PIT, noun. (aviation) A luggage hold.
PIT, noun. (countable) A small surface hole or depression, a fossa.
PIT, noun. The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
PIT, noun. The grave, or underworld.
PIT, noun. An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
PIT, noun. Formerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
PIT, noun. (gaming) Part of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games.
PIT, verb. (transitive) To make pits in.
PIT, verb. To put (a dog) into a pit for fighting.
PIT, verb. (transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else.
PIT, verb. (intransitive) (motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
PIT, noun. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
PIT, noun. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
PIT, noun. The core of an implosion weapon, consisting of the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.
PIT, verb. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
PIT, noun. Personal income tax
PIT, noun. Precision Immobilization Technique
PIT, noun. Pursuit Intervention Technique
PIT, noun. Parallel Immobilization Technique
PIT, noun. (computing) Programmable interval timer
PIT ADDER, noun. Any of various venomous snakes of the family Crotalinae, found in Asia and the Americas, with a deep pit or groove on either side of the head which enables them to detect prey by infrared sensing; a pit viper.
PIT ADDERS, noun. Plural of pit adder
PIT AGAINST, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to set someone in opposition to someone else
PIT BABE, noun. Synonym of race queen.
PIT BABES, noun. Plural of pit babe
PIT BING, noun. (Scotland) slag heap
PIT BINGS, noun. Plural of pit bing
PIT BOSS, noun. (mining) (dated) A direct overseer of laborers in a mining operation.
PIT BOSS, noun. (gambling) A supervisor who oversees the dealers and activity at the gaming tables in a casino, and who typically has the authority to expel unruly gamblers from the premises.
PIT BOSS, noun. (motor racing) In motor racing, the supervisor of the maintenance pit crew of a driver.
PIT BULL, noun. Shortened form of pit bull terrier.
PIT BULL, noun. A person with a reputation for pugnacity.
PIT BULL TERRIER, noun. A breed of medium-sized dog historically bred for dog fighting.
PIT BULL TERRIERS, noun. Plural of pit bull terrier
PIT BULLS, noun. Plural of pit bull
PIT FRAME, noun. (mining) headframe.
PIT FRAMES, noun. Plural of pit frame
PIT LANE, noun. (motor racing) A lane adjacent (usually on the inner curve) to a racetrack where the competing teams' garages are situated.
PIT LANES, noun. Plural of pit lane
PIT OF THE STOMACH, noun. The bottom of the abdomen
PIT OF VOLES, proper noun. (fandom slang) (pejorative) The online fan fiction archive FanFiction.net.
PIT OUT, verb. (intransitive) (car racing) To leave the pits and go out onto the race track
PIT OUT, verb. (intransitive) (of a machine) To stop working
PIT OUT, verb. (intransitive) To show sweat on one's clothes.
PIT OUT, verb. (transitive) To make sweaty (of clothes).
PIT PROP, noun. A wooden beam used as a support within a mineshaft or tunnel.
PIT PROPS, noun. Plural of pit prop
PIT STOP, noun. (motor racing) A stop made during an automobile race at the pit to refuel and perform other periodic maintenance on the vehicle.
PIT STOP, noun. A brief stop for fuel, rest and/or refreshment during an automobile journey.
PIT STOP, noun. A stop during any pedestrian or automobile travel for any utilitarian personal purpose, especially use of a bathroom.
PIT STOP, noun. A place that offers food, beverages, and other goods and services for those stopping on an automobile journey.
PIT STOP, noun. A utilitarian stop on a figurative journey.
PIT VIPER, noun. Any of various venomous snakes, of the subfamily Crotalinae, found in Asia and the Americas, with a deep pit or fossa on either side of the head that enables them to detect prey by infrared.
PIT VIPERS, noun. Plural of pit viper
PIT, noun. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body".
PIT, noun. A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).
PIT, noun. The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking".
PIT, noun. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson.
PIT, noun. An enclosure in which animals are made to fight.
PIT, noun. (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on.
PIT, noun. (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled.
PIT, noun. A trap in the form of a concealed hole.
PIT, noun. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'".
PIT, noun. Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.
PIT, noun. A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
PIT, verb. Set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other".
PIT, verb. Mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently".
PIT, verb. Remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries".
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