pitman

noun

pit·​man ˈpit-mən How to pronounce pitman (audio)
1
plural pitmen ˈpit-mən How to pronounce pitman (audio) : a man who works in or near a pit: such as
a
British : miner
b
: a sawyer who stands below the timber
2
plural pitmans : connecting rod

Examples of pitman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s a game that allows players to fine-tune their rosters of drivers, scientists and engineers between each season — perhaps poaching a pitman from a cross-country automotive adversary. Luke Winkie, Washington Post, 22 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pitman was in 1678

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“Pitman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitman. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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