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, in the meaning defined above

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pithead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pithead

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

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