pit saw
noun Date: 1679 a handsaw worked by two persons one of whom stands on or above the log being sawed into planks and the other below it usually in a pit

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  • Pit saw — Pit Pit, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.] 1. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically: (a) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pit-saw — pitˈ saw noun A saw used in a sawpit • • • Main Entry: ↑pit * * * pit saw, sawyer, stone etc.: see pit n.1 15 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit saw — a large saw used, esp. formerly, to cut timber lengthwise and worked by two men, one standing above the log, the other in a pit below it: also written pitsaw n. * * * …   Universalium

  • pit saw — a large saw used, esp. formerly, to cut timber lengthwise and worked by two men, one standing above the log, the other in a pit below it: also written pitsaw n …   English World dictionary

  • pit|saw — «PIHT S», noun. a large saw with handles for two men, one working on the log and the other beneath it in a sawpit …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit saw — noun 1. : a long handsaw usually with a handle at each end that is used chiefly for cutting a log lengthwise into planks and is worked by two men one of whom stands on or above the log and the other below it usually in a pit 2. or pit saw file :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit saw — noun historical a large saw with handles at the top and bottom, used in a vertical position by two men, one standing above the timber to be cut, the other in a pit below it …   English new terms dictionary

  • pit-saw file — noun see pit saw 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pit — Pit, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.] 1. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically: (a) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pit coal — Pit Pit, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.] 1. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically: (a) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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