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pithead

[pit-hed] /ˈpɪtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a mine entrance and the surrounding area.
Origin of pithead
1830-1840
1830-40; pit1 + head
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  • "I dinna like the idea o' lasses gaun to work on the pithead," he said simply.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
  • A group of dark figures stood on the pithead, waiting their turn to go below.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
  • English coal, which in 1912 cost about nine shillings a ton at pithead, costs considerably more than thirty shillings today.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for pithead

pithead

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