Definition of pitman in English:


Line breaks: pit¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtmən


1 (plural pitmen) A coal miner.
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  • At 18, David Purnell, like so many pitmen, had followed his father into the industry after 18 months working as a butcher.
  • Thirty years ago, striking pitmen put the country on a three-day week and brought down the Heath government.
  • Their bosses are putting on free yoga classes for all workers in a bid to make pitmen more alert and flexible.
2 (plural pitmans) North American A connecting rod.
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  • The saw frame was then lowered, and the pitman, powered by the driving pulley, moved the saw frame back and forth over the stone.

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