pit-men

pitman

[pit-muhn]
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:
1600–10; pit1 + -man

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pitman (ˈpɪtmən)
 
n , pl -men
chiefly (Scot), (Northern English) a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner

Pitman (ˈpɪtmən)
 
n
Sir Isaac. 1813--97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)

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