[pee-ton] /ˈpi tɒn/
noun, Mountain Climbing.
a metal spike with an eye through which a rope may be passed.
/ˈpiːtɒn; French pitɔ̃/
(mountaineering) a metal spike that may be driven into a crevice of rock or into ice and used to secure a rope
1898, from French piton “hook, peak of a mountain, piton, eyebolt,” in Old French “nail, hook,” from Vulgar Latin root *pitt- “point, peak” [Barnhart].
- Pitot-static tube
[pee-toh-stat-ik, pee-toh-] /ˈpi toʊˈstæt ɪk, piˈtoʊ-/ noun, (often lowercase) Aeronautics. 1. a device combining a with a static tube: used to measure airspeed. /ˈpiːtəʊˈstætɪk/ noun 1. combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed […]
[pee-toh, pee-toh] /ˈpi toʊ, piˈtoʊ/ noun 1. (often lowercase) an instrument for measuring fluid velocity, consisting of a narrow tube, one end of which is open and faces upstream, the other end being connected to a manometer. /ˈpiːtəʊ/ noun 1. a small tube placed in a fluid with its open end upstream and the other […]
[pi-tree] /ˈpɪ tri/ noun, plural Pitris, Pitri. Hinduism. 1. the legendary progenitor of any family.
[pit] /pɪt/ noun 1. a river in N California, flowing S and W from the Modoc Plateau to the Sacramento River. 200 miles (320 km) long.