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pit

noun [C] (HOLE)   /pɪt/
a large hole in the ground, or a hollow in any surface: The trash had been buried in a six-foot-deep pit. a fire pit A pit is also the area in the front of a theater where the musicians perform. The pit of your stomach The pit of your stomach is the center of your body, where you feel esp. fear and anxiety: I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach before the performance.
(Definition of pit noun (HOLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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