What is pit?

  • (noun): A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
    Synonyms: colliery
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pit:

2011 Indy Car Series Season - Series News
... pitting for lead lap and non-lead lap cars, and the waving around of lapped cars that did not pit ... Pit stall selection for each race would be determined by the qualifying order of the previous round at the track of the same type (e.g ... set by final entrants' points from 2010, and the Indy 500, which carries its own pit selection process ...
Messel Pit - Access
... Exhibits from the pit may be seen in the Messel town museum, the Museum of Hessen in Darmstadt (5 km from Messel) and also the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt (some 30 km from Messel) ... Casual visitors can park close to the pit and walk around 300 m to a viewing platform overlooking the pit ... Entrance to the pit is only possible as part of a specially organized tour ...
Baddesley Ensor - History
... From then on until 1989 when the pit closed most Baddesley men worked in some capacity at the mine ... who worked in the mines, in the form of a pit head winding wheel was erected on the common on the site of the old Maypole pit ...
Pit School
... A pit school was a covert school for African American children from the time when they were prevented from receiving an education due to repression and lack of freedom ... A pit would be dug and covered over ... A pit school is referred to in the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen ...
Martinsville Speedway - Layout
... Martinsville was notorious for having two pit roads ... The backstretch pit road was generally avoided because if a team had to pit there during a caution period, any car pitting on the frontstretch had the advantage of pitting first and not having to adhere ... This was rectified when pit road was reconfigured to extend from the entrance of turn 3 to the exit of turn 2 ...

More definitions of "pit":

  • (verb): Set into opposition or rivalry.
    Example: "Pit a chess player against the Russian champion"
    Synonyms: oppose, match, play off
  • (noun): A trap in the form of a concealed hole.
    Synonyms: pitfall
  • (verb): Remove the pits from.
    Example: "Pit plums and cherries"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (noun): A sizeable hole (usually in the ground).
    Example: "They dug a pit to bury the body"
    Synonyms: cavity
  • (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.
    Synonyms: stone, endocarp
  • (noun): Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers.
    Synonyms: orchestra pit
  • (noun): A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate.
    Example: "A British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'"
    Synonyms: quarry, stone pit
  • (noun): A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).
    Synonyms: fossa

Famous quotes containing the word pit:

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    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    We live in a time which has created the art of the absurd. It is our art. It contains happenings, Pop art, camp, a theater of the absurd.... Do we have the art because the absurd is the patina of waste...? Or are we face to face with a desperate or most rational effort from the deepest resources of the unconscious of us all to rescue civilization from the pit and plague of its bedding?
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)