pithead

noun pit·head \ ˈpit-ˌhed \

Definition of pithead

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

First Known Use of pithead

1749


PITHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

pithead

noun

Definition of pithead for English Language Learners

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


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