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pithead

[pit-hed] /ˈpɪtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a mine entrance and the surrounding area.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; pit1 + head
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pithead

/ˈpɪtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the top of a mine shaft and the buildings, hoisting gear, etc, situated around it
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