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1. pl. pit·men (-mĕn) A worker employed inside a pit in various industrial operations, as in a coal mine.
2. pl. pit·mans (-mənz) See connecting rod.


n, pl -men
(Mining & Quarrying) chiefly Scot and Northern English a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner


(Biography) Sir Isaac. 1813–97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)


(ˈpɪt mən)

Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pitman - English educator who invented a system of phonetic shorthand (1813-1897)
2.Pitman - someone who works in a coal minepitman - someone who works in a coal mine  
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine


[ˈpɪtmən] N (pitmen (pl)) (Brit) → minero m


n pl <-men> (Brit) → Bergmann m, → Kumpel m (inf)
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AFTER two sell-out UK tours in 2011 and 2013, The Pitmen Poets' planned world tour was put on hold when Bob Fox was offered a starring role as The Songman in the West End production of Warhorse.
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FOLLOWING enormously successful sell-out seasons on both sides of the Atlantic, The Pitmen Painters comes home to the North East next week.
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Player-manager Chris Brindley believes Heath's know-how will be vital in helping the Pitmen adjust to the Nationwide North following promotion while Szewczyk finished top scorer with Bromsgrove for the past two seasons in Southern League Division One West.
THE globally successful Pitmen Painters will return to Tyneside next month Following successful sell-out seasons on both sides of the Atlantic, The Pitmen Painters will return to the region with a cast full of local talent, visiting Newcastle's Theatre Royal from Monday, July 1, to Saturday, July 6.
The Pitmen Painters, by Newcastle-born playwright and Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall, was a huge success when it made its debut last September at the new Live Theatre, where its 40-performance run was a sell-out.
A NEW DVD is being released to celebrate the achievements of Northumberland's Pitmen Pais nters.
LIVE Theatre is proud to present The Pitmen Painters written by Lee Hall (creator of Billy Elliot).
Using archive cine footage, the first film revisits the inspirational story of the original Pitmen Painters from Ashington, Northumberland.