Definition of pithead in English:

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pithead

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪthɛd/

noun

1The top of a mineshaft.
Example sentences
  • Alongside the headgear at the pithead stood the colliery manager's house.
  • But the men who labour far below the last remaining pitheads of Yorkshire are not fuelling the power stations any more.
  • Gear later said that their genesis probably lay in the towering pitheads, woods and girders of his industrial childhood.
1.1The area surrounding a pithead.
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