Definition of pit boss in English:

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pit boss


informal, chiefly US
1An employee in a casino in charge of gaming tables.
Example sentences
  • They include several police detectives, a casino pit boss, a nurse and a former state representative who ran unsuccessfully for a Michigan senate seat.
  • Odds are you won't hear a pit boss or casino hostess utter those words next time you belly up to the blackjack table.
  • Just then the pit boss appeared and the dealer, who looked surprised after reading the placard, asked him about this unusual rule.
1.1 dated A foreman in a coal mine.
Example sentences
  • National Union of Mineworkers officials plan to prosecute pit bosses for failing to give them 90 days mandatory notice over the shutdown.
  • But Mr Wilson gave both pit bosses and union leaders a clear warning to work together on the new aid scheme or face further pit shutdowns.
  • Selby pit bosses were celebrating today after the complex won its second Government pay-out of more than £ 20 million in less than six months.

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