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.
adjective 1. (of timber, esp formerly) sawn into planks by hand in a saw-pit
noun 1. any of various small oval-shaped homopterous insects of the family Asterolecaniidae, the female members of which have their bodies embedded in a waxy mass, as in the destructive Cerococcus quercus ((oak wax scale) or (oak scale)) or covered with a waxy film.
noun 1. Auto Racing. a stop in the pits during a race, in which a competing car receives gasoline, a change of tires, or other servicing or repair. 2. Informal. any brief stop, as during an automobile ride, so that one may eat, get a drink, use a rest room, etc. 3. a place where […]
[pit-uh] /ˈpɪt ə/ noun 1. any of several brilliantly colored, passerine birds of the family Pittidae, inhabiting dark, Old World, tropical forests. /ˈpɪtə/ noun 1. another name for pitta bread /ˈpɪtə/ noun 1. any of various small brightly coloured ground-dwelling tropical birds of the genus Pitta