Definition of pit house in English:

pit house

noun

  • 1A house built near a coal mine, originally as accommodation for miners and their families.

  • 2A semi-subterranean dwelling, the floor and walls being made by excavation; especially one used by North American Indians.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pit + house [interjection].

Pronunciation

pit house

/ˈpɪt haʊs/