pithead

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noun pit·head \ˈpit-ˌhed\

Definition of pithead

chiefly British

  1. :  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

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Definition of pithead for English Language Learners

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

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