Definition of pit pony in English:

pit pony

noun

British
historical
  • A pony that hauled loads in a coal mine.

    • ‘Bernard used to recall how as a lad of 14 in Yorkshire he was sent down the pits to mind the pit ponies.’
    • ‘When they closed that mine in 1990 the pit ponies were released into a green field on a neighbouring farm.’
    • ‘Though small of stature, Harvey was built like a pit pony and had the rough-hewn features of a Klondiker.’
    • ‘A young man learns the value of honesty as he befriends a mine pit pony.’
    • ‘Dr Raisman's great-grandfather traded in horses, many of which became pit ponies in Yorkshire's collieries.’

Pronunciation

pit pony