Definition of Pitprop

1. Noun. A wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine.

Exact synonyms: Sprag
Generic synonyms: Prop



Definition of Pitprop

1. a timber support in a coalmine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitprop

pitmatic
pitmen
pitohui
pitohuis
pitomba
pitombas
piton
pitoned
pitoning
pitons
pitot
pitot's tube
pitot head
pitot tube
pitpan
pitprop (current term)
pitprops
pits
pitsaw
pitsaws
pitsful
pitstop
pitta
pitta bread
pittacal
pittance
pittance payment
pittances
pittas
pitted

Literary usage of Pitprop

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

1. English Estate Forestry by Arthur C Forbes (1904)
"... woods large quantities of chestnut are worked into barrel hoops, and in pit-wood districts under-wood is largely used for the smaller class of pitprop. ..."

2. Women and War Work by Helen Fraser (1918)
"... etc., as Controller for Wales, and they made various appeals, registered women for the land, munitions, WAAC and for wood cutting and pitprop making. ..."

3. Manuals of Emergency Legislation: War Material Supplies Manual by Great Britain, Charles Archer Cook (1918)
"The expression " timber " in paragraphs 10 and 11 in- chides all trees of pitprop size and over, other than Orchard trees. 18. Where a permit is granted for ..."

4. Forestry; a journal of forest and estate management by Francis George Heath, 1843-1913 ed (1881)
"THE pitprop TRADE. THE Tyne correspondent of the Timber Trades Journal reports the arrival of considerable quantities of ..."

5. English Estate Forestry by Arthur C Forbes (1904)
"... woods large quantities of chestnut are worked into barrel hoops, and in pit-wood districts under-wood is largely used for the smaller class of pitprop. ..."

6. Women and War Work by Helen Fraser (1918)
"... etc., as Controller for Wales, and they made various appeals, registered women for the land, munitions, WAAC and for wood cutting and pitprop making. ..."

7. Manuals of Emergency Legislation: War Material Supplies Manual by Great Britain, Charles Archer Cook (1918)
"The expression " timber " in paragraphs 10 and 11 in- chides all trees of pitprop size and over, other than Orchard trees. 18. Where a permit is granted for ..."

8. Forestry; a journal of forest and estate management by Francis George Heath, 1843-1913 ed (1881)
"THE pitprop TRADE. THE Tyne correspondent of the Timber Trades Journal reports the arrival of considerable quantities of ..."

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