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pithead

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noun pit·head \ˈpit-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of pithead

  • : the top of a coal mine and the area and buildings around it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pithead

chiefly British

  1. :  the top of a mining pit or coal shaft; also :  the immediately adjacent ground and buildings

1839

First Known Use of pithead

1839


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