Definition of pit-hole in English:

pit-hole

(also pet-hole)

noun

  • 1A hole forming a pit; a pit-like hollow or cavity.

  • 2A grave. Now English regional (Suffolk).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Claudius Hollyband (fl. 1573–1583), linguist and writer. From pit + hole.

Pronunciation

pit-hole

/ˈpɪthəʊl/