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pit
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 18
2. The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit.
4. A vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit.
6. A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
10. Formerly, that part of a theater, 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 theater.
11. An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
12. The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
14. See of the stomach ( below).
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To place or put into a pit or hole.
2. To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
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