pitman

noun
pit·​man | \ ˈpit-mən How to pronounce pitman (audio) \

Definition of pitman

1 plural pitmen\ ˈpit-​mən How to pronounce pitmen (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

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1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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