pitman definition

  • noun:
    • an employee used inside a pit in a variety of commercial operations, like in a coal my own.
    • See connecting rod.
    • one that works in a pit, such as mining, in sawing timber, etc.
    • A connecting pole in machinery, particularly in a sawmill.
    • a person who works in a pit, like in mining, in sawing wood, etc.
    • The linking pole in a sawmill; additionally, often, a connecting rod in other machinery.
    • one that works in a pit, such as coal-mining, in sawing wood, etc. particularly
    • The man whom manages the pumping machinery inside the shaft of a mine.
    • In machinery, the rod which links a rotary with a reciprocating part, either for imparting movement on latter or using motion from it, as whatever partners a crank with a saw-gate, or a steam-piston with its crank-shaft, etc. Also known as connectingrod. See in addition cut-under stone-breaker.
    • See the herb.
    • an individual who works in a coal mine
    • English educator just who created a system of phonetic shorthand (1813-1897)

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