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pit boss

a casino employee who supervises gambling-table activity.
Origin of pit boss
1915-20, for an earlier sense; Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The little Welsh woman repeated the pit-boss's saying, "Damn the men, save the mules!"

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  • Then pit-boss come to you: 'You shoot your mouth off too much, feller.

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  • The pit-boss poured down his whiskey, and set the glass on the bar.

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  • Hal was glad of this opportunity to get better acquainted with his pit-boss.

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  • Could a man be brave enough to protest to a pit-boss when his body was numb with weariness?

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  • But Hal did not remove his nose from the danger-zone, and over the fist a pair of angry brown eyes gazed at the pit-boss.

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  • It was exactly as Alec Stone, the pit-boss, had explained to Hal.

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  • The pit-boss rose from his chair and knocked the ashes from his pipe.

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