Definition of Pithead

1. Noun. The entrance to a coal mine.

Generic synonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Entree, Entry, Entryway



Definition of Pithead

1. Noun. The area around the top of the mineshaft of a coal mine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pithead

1. a mine entrance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pithead

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piteously
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pithball
pithead (current term)
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pithec-
pithecanthropi
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pithecoid
pithecoid theory
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pithiatism
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Literary usage of Pithead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mining: A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Mines and Mining Students (1896)
"pithead FRAMINGS. pithead framings, for the sake of durability and immunity from ... pithead PULLEYS. pithead pulleys should be made of large diameter, ..."

2. The Making of the Reparation and Economic Sections of the Treaty by Bernard Mannes Baruch (1920)
"... the German pithead price to German nationals, plus the freight to French, Belgian, Italian or Luxemburg frontiers, provided that the pithead price does ..."

3. The New York Times Current HistoryWorld War, 1914-1918 (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal delivered under these options shall be as follows: (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead ..."

4. Trades' Societies and Strikes by Committee on Trades' Societies (1860)
"The term used by the middleman or pithead man is, the hutch or tub is 'hanged'; and so it is, as the miner gets nothing for such hutches or tubs. ..."

5. Political and Commercial Geology and the World's Mineral Resources by Josiah Edward Spurr (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal under these options shall be as follows: " (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead price ..."

6. Coal and Its Scientific Uses by William Arthur Bone (1919)
"Indeed for many years past there has been no material difference between the average pithead prices of coal in Great Britain and Germany, and it is probable ..."

7. Coal and Its Scientific Uses by William Arthur Bone (1918)
"Indeed for many years past there has been no material difference between the average pithead prices of coal in Great Britain and Germany, and it is probable ..."

8. International Relations by Stephen Haley Allen (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal delivered under these options shall be as follows: (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead ..."

9. Mining: A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Mines and Mining Students (1896)
"pithead FRAMINGS. pithead framings, for the sake of durability and immunity from ... pithead PULLEYS. pithead pulleys should be made of large diameter, ..."

10. The Making of the Reparation and Economic Sections of the Treaty by Bernard Mannes Baruch (1920)
"... the German pithead price to German nationals, plus the freight to French, Belgian, Italian or Luxemburg frontiers, provided that the pithead price does ..."

11. The New York Times Current HistoryWorld War, 1914-1918 (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal delivered under these options shall be as follows: (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead ..."

12. Trades' Societies and Strikes by Committee on Trades' Societies (1860)
"The term used by the middleman or pithead man is, the hutch or tub is 'hanged'; and so it is, as the miner gets nothing for such hutches or tubs. ..."

13. Political and Commercial Geology and the World's Mineral Resources by Josiah Edward Spurr (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal under these options shall be as follows: " (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead price ..."

14. Coal and Its Scientific Uses by William Arthur Bone (1919)
"Indeed for many years past there has been no material difference between the average pithead prices of coal in Great Britain and Germany, and it is probable ..."

15. Coal and Its Scientific Uses by William Arthur Bone (1918)
"Indeed for many years past there has been no material difference between the average pithead prices of coal in Great Britain and Germany, and it is probable ..."

16. International Relations by Stephen Haley Allen (1920)
"The prices to be paid for coal delivered under these options shall be as follows: (a) For overland delivery, including delivery by barge, the German pithead ..."

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