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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.
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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)
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(ˈpɪt mən)

Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand.
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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
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[ˈpɪtmən] N (pitmen (pl)) (Brit) → minero m
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n pl <-men> (Brit) → Bergmann m, → Kumpel m (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
His true objective was the provision of a full, accurate, legible script for our noble but ill-dressed language; but he was led past that by his contempt for the popular Pitman system of Shorthand, which he called the Pitfall system.
Here is a Lancashire lass, the daughter of a common pitman. She has exactly the same physical characteristics as my well-born mother--the same small head, delicate features, and so forth; they might be sisters.
The Old Hell Shaft, the pitman said, with a curse upon it, was worthy of its bad name to the last; for though Stephen could speak now, he believed it would soon be found to have mangled the life out of him.
The consultation ended in the men returning to the windlass, and the pitman going down again, carrying the wine and some other small matters with him.
And hardly had the carriage turned the corner and rattled into the high road with this inexplicable pair, than the whistle broke forth - prolonged, and low and tremulous; and the groom, already so far relieved, vented the rest of his surprise in one simple English word, friendly to the mouth of Jack-tar and the sooty pitman, and hurried to spread the news round the servants' hall of Naseby House.
SKIPPER Rob Pitman starred with the bat as he steered his Wymeswold side to an emphatic seven-wicket victory at home to Beeston and Toton in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League.
PORTSMOUTH may be bankrolled by the former Walt Disney boss - but captain Brett Pitman insists their bid for a Premier League return is no Mickey Mouse dream.
The grade II*-listed five-storey Murdoch Chambers & Pitman Building in Birmingham's Corporation Street is currently home to ground floor cafes and takeaways with solicitors' offices above.
Coperion has moved its long-time North American headquarters from Ramsey, N.J., to facilities in Pitman, N.J., Wytheville, Va., and Houston.
Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal Close the Coalhouse Door has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's Pitman Painters has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway.
The barrel liner, which protects the barrel of the pitman from rock impact and scuffing, is replaceable, as is the smash plate, which absorbs impacts, and wears and deforms before the crusher frame/pitman, prolonging the life of the frame/ pitman.