Pit or PIT may refer to:
- Armpit, a body part
- Ball pit, a recreation structure
- Casino pit, the part of a casino which holds gaming tables
- Trapping pit, pits used for hunting
- Pit, one of many indentations used to store data on a Compact Disc
- Pit, an area of a racetrack where pit stops are conducted
- Pit, a part of a trading floor where open outcry takes place
- PIT-1, a gene
- Pit bull, a breed of dog
- Pit cave, a natural cave containing a vertical shaft
- PIT maneuver, 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
- Point-in-time, tuple-versioning in a relational database management system
- WF-31, a cocaine analogue
- John Pitts (Catholic scholar) (1560−1616), also spelled Pits or Pitseus
- A coal mine, also known as a pit in parts of England
Other articles related to "pit":
... From then on until 1989 when the pit closed most Baddesley men worked in some capacity at the mine ... all the men who worked in the mines, in the form of a pit head winding wheel was erected on the common on the site of the old Maypole pit ...
... Exhibits from the pit may be seen in the Messel town museum, the Museum of Hessen in Darmstadt (5 km from Messel) and also the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt (some 30 km from Messel) ... Casual visitors can park close to the pit and walk around 300 m to a viewing platform overlooking the pit ... Entrance to the pit is only possible as part of a specially organized tour ...
... Until 1999, Martinsville was notorious for having two pit roads ... The backstretch pit road was generally avoided because if a team had to pit there during a caution period, any car pitting on the frontstretch had the advantage of ... This was rectified when pit road was reconfigured to extend from the entrance of turn 3 to the exit of turn 2 ...
... and non-lead lap cars, and the waving around of lapped cars that did not pit ... Pit stall selection for each race would be determined by the qualifying order of the previous round at the track of the same type (e.g ... points from 2010, and the Indy 500, which carries its own pit selection process ...
... A pit school was a covert school for African American children from the time when they were prevented from receiving an education due to repression and lack of freedom of assembly ... A pit would be dug and covered over ... A pit school is referred to in the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen ...
Famous quotes containing the word pit:
“Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of ones stomach the separation from terra ... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known ... this is the only thing I can say about the matter. The utilitarian results do not interest me.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.”
—Mae West (18921980)
“The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)