Definition of pitman in English:

pitman

Syllabification: pit·man
Pronunciation: /ˈpitmən
 
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noun

  • 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 in machinery.
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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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