pithead

noun
pit·​head | \ ˈpit-ˌhed How to pronounce pithead (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Pithead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pithead. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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pithead

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English Language Learners Definition of pithead

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

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