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Main Entry: 1pit
Etymology: Old English pytt
"pit, hole in the ground"
a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground <a gravel pit
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 theater3 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
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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