pitprop
pitprop pit"prop n. A wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine temporarily. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • pitprop — pit prop n. A wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine temporarily. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitprop — noun a wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine • Syn: ↑sprag • Hypernyms: ↑prop * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pit (I) + prop : a usually wooden upright used as a temporary support for a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Robert's Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador — Infobox Settlement official name = Robert s Arm other name = Rabbits Arm native name = nickname = settlement type = Town motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = city logo = citylogo size =… …   Wikipedia

  • sprag —   n. bar, stake etc. used as a chock to stop a vehicle rolling back; pitprop …   Dictionary of difficult words

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