pithead
noun Date: 1839 chiefly British the top of a mining pit or coal shaft; also the immediately adjacent ground and buildings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pithead — ► NOUN ▪ the top of a mineshaft and the area around it …   English terms dictionary

  • pithead — [[t]pɪ̱thed[/t]] pitheads N COUNT: usu the N in sing The pithead at a coal mine is all the buildings and machinery which are above ground. Across the river the railway track ran up to the pithead …   English dictionary

  • pithead — UK [ˈpɪtˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms pithead : singular pithead plural pitheads British the buildings around the entrance to a mine …   English dictionary

  • pithead — /pit hed /, n. a mine entrance and the surrounding area. [1830 40; PIT1 + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • pithead — noun The area around the top of the mineshaft of a coal mine …   Wiktionary

  • pithead — pit|head [ˈpıt hed] n BrE the entrance to a coal mine and the buildings around it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pithead — n. opening of a mine, entrance to a mine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pithead — noun the top of a mineshaft and the area around it …   English new terms dictionary

  • pithead — noun (C) the entrance to a coal mine and the buildings around it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pithead — /ˈpɪthɛd/ (say pithed) noun 1. the top of a mine shaft. 2. the machinery, offices, etc., on the surface associated with the running of a mine …   Australian English dictionary

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