a mine entrance and the surrounding area.
Origin of pithead
First recorded in 1830–40; pit1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for pithead
Historical Examples of 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.
A group of dark figures stood on the pithead, waiting their turn to go below.
British Dictionary definitions for pithead
the top of a mine shaft and the buildings, hoisting gear, etc, situated around it
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