a river in N California, flowing S and W from the Modoc Plateau to the Sacramento River. 200 miles (320 km) long.
[pit] /pɪt/ noun 1. a naturally formed or excavated hole or cavity in the ground: pits caused by erosion; clay pits. 2. a covered or concealed excavation in the ground, serving as a trap. 3. Mining. 4. the abode of evil spirits and lost souls; hell: an evil inspiration from the pit. 5. the pits, […]
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a sample of new steel taken for chemical analysis during teeming.
[pit-saw] /ˈpɪtˌsɔ/ noun 1. a two-handed used in . /ˈpɪtˌsɔː/ noun 1. a large saw formerly used for cutting logs into planks, operated by two men, one standing on top of the log and the other in a pit underneath it
noun 1. a method of sawing logs or timbers, as into boards, in which the piece to be cut is laid horizontally across a pit and cut by a saw operated vertically by two people, one above and one in the pit below the piece.