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Main Entry: 1pit
Pronunciation: primarystresspit
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English pytt "pit, hole in the ground"
1 : a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground <a gravel pit>
2 : an area set off from and often sunken below neighboring areas: as a : an enclosure where animals (as cocks) are set to fight b : the space occupied by an orchestra in a theater
3 a : a hollowed or indented area especially in the surface of the body <the pit of the stomach> b : an indented scar (as from a boil)
4 plural : 3WORST 1 <it's the pits>
5 : any of the areas alongside an auto racetrack used for servicing cars during a race -- often used in plural with the

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