Pit may refer to:


* Programmable Interval Timer, a computing device
* Pulsed inductive thruster, a device used in spacecraft propulsion
* The core of a nuclear weapon


* Pit River, a watershed in California
* Pittsburgh International Airport, PIT in IATA code
* The People's Improv Theater, a venue in New York City
* Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, a rail and bus terminal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
* Doły Jasielsko Sanockie, the lowest mountain ranges of the Carpathian Mountains in Poland


* Pit (game), a Parker Brothers card game simulating a commodities exchange
* Pits (game), a card game similar to whist and rummy
* Pit (Nintendo), a character in the "Kid Icarus" video game series

Musical performance

* Mosh pit, an area for dancing at a concert
* Orchestra pit
* Front ensemble, the stationary percussion section in a marching band or drum corps

Other meanings

* Armpit, a body part
* Ball pit, a recreation structure
* Casino pit, part of a casino where gaming tables are located
* Trapping pit, pits used for hunting
* PIT-1, a gene
* Pit bull, a breed of dog
* PIT manoeuvre, a method used by law enforcement
* Party of Independence and Labour, a Senegalese political party
* Open-pit mines, pits in the earth used for extracting minerals
* WF-31, a cocaine analogue
* A seed found in the center of drupe fruits, such as peaches
* Indentations used to store data on a compact disc
* Part of a racetrack where pit stops are conducted
* Part of a trading floor where open outcry takes place

ee also

* The Pit
* Cockpit

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  • Pit — Pit, n. [OE. pit, put, AS. pytt a pit, hole, L. puteus a well, pit.] 1. A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation; specifically: (a) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pit — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pit — ☆ pit1 [pit ] n. [Du < MDu pitte, akin to PITH] the hard stone, as of the plum, peach, or cherry, which contains the seed vt. pitted, pitting to remove the pit from (a fruit) pit2 [pit] n. [ME < OE pytt < early WGmc & NGmc * puttia (> …   English World dictionary

  • pit — Ⅰ. pit [1] ► NOUN 1) a large hole in the ground. 2) a mine or excavation for coal, chalk, etc. 3) a hollow or indentation in a surface. 4) a sunken area in a workshop floor allowing access to a car s underside. 5) an area at the side of a track… …   English terms dictionary

  • PIT — (engl. für „Grube“) ist Hundekampfarena (siehe: Kampfhund) eine (datentragende) Vertiefung auf einer Compact Disc ein Fluss in Kalifornien, siehe Pit River. die Fachbezeichnung für mikroskopisch kleine Vertiefungen/Schädigungen an Werksteinen von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pit — Pit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pitting}.] 1. To place or put into a pit or hole. [1913 Webster] They lived like beasts, and were pitted like beasts, tumbled into the grave. T. Grander. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark with little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pit — (engl. für „Grube“) ist eine (datentragende) Vertiefung auf einer Compact Disc eine Arena für Hundekämpfe ein Fluss in Kalifornien, siehe Pit River. die Fachbezeichnung für mikroskopisch kleine Vertiefungen/Schädigungen an Werksteinen von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pit — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un pit es uno de los pequeños agujeros o depresiones que el láser, sobre la superficie de un CD, DVD o cualquier otro soporte digital óptico como blu ray disc o HD DVD, quema para escribir un valor binario. El láser… …   Wikipedia Español

  • pit — sb., ten, pit, tene (ved motorløb), i sms. pit , fx pitstop; køre i pit …   Dansk ordbog

  • Pit — das; s, s <aus engl. pit »Grube«>: 1. im altengl. Theater der der Spielfläche gegenüberliegende Hof, in dem ärmere Zuschauer Stehplätze hatten. 2. (meist Plur.) Informationsträger auf Kompaktschallplatten (Elektrot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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