Definition of limepit in English:

limepit

noun

historical
  • A pit containing lime in which hides were placed to remove hair and fur.

    • ‘He is discovered alive in a limepit at an Austrian concentration camp, by the American forces at the end of the Nazi holocaust.’
    • ‘Mandela, 83, beat tuberculosis while in jail and takes daily medication for damage caused to his eyes during years in the limepit of the Robben Island prison off Cape Town.’

Pronunciation

limepit

/ˈlʌɪmpɪt/