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A pit is any high walled depression in the ground, it can refer to a quarry or (in Britain) a coal mine. The bottomless pit is hell. There is also a card game called pit. In a marching band, the section which does not march, usually consisting of xylophone, other mallet instruments, and/or timpani and suspended cymbal, is called the percussion pit (pit for short).