- a mine entrance and the surrounding area.
Origin of pithead
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Examples from the Web for pithead
"I dinna like the idea o' lasses gaun to work on the pithead," he said simply.
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
A group of dark figures stood on the pithead, waiting their turn to go below.
- the top of a mine shaft and the buildings, hoisting gear, etc, situated around it
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