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pitman

[pit-muh n] /ˈpɪt mən/
noun, plural pitmen for 1, pitmans for 2.
1.
a person who works in a pit, as in coal mining.
2.
Machinery. any of certain types of connecting rods.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; pit1 + -man

Pitman

[pit-muh n] /ˈpɪt mən/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand.
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British Dictionary definitions for pit-man

pitman

/ˈpɪtmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly Scot & Northern English) a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner

Pitman

/ˈpɪtmən/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac. 1813–97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)
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