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

Examples of pithead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The iconic image of Shaft XII’s pithead is scattered throughout the city of Essen as an unofficial trademark of the Ruhr region. Sara Schonhardt, Scientific American, 4 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of pithead

1749, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Pithead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pithead. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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