pithead


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pithead

(ˈpɪtˌhɛd)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) the top of a mine shaft and the buildings, hoisting gear, etc, situated around it
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Noun1.pithead - the entrance to a coal mine
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
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pithead

[ˈpɪthed] Nbocamina f

pithead

[ˈpɪthɛd] n (British)carreau m de minepith helmet ncasque m colonial

pithead

nÜbertageanlagen pl; at the pitheadüber Tage; pithead ballotAbstimmung fder Bergarbeiter

pithead

[ˈpɪtˌhɛd] nimbocco della miniera
References in periodicals archive ?
To enhance fly ash utilization from Pithead power plants, trial for bulk transportation of fly ash to consumption centre was carried out successfully by NTPC Ltd.
UP to 40 new jobs are set to be created if plans for a supermarket on a former pithead are given the go-ahead.
The hilltop on which the Angel now stands proudly used to be a former colliery pithead baths that was regarded as being representative of Gateshead's mining history.
The towers of the pithead winding gear and the great wheels, still turning, lurched from side to side.
Visitors can see the lifts, gantries, pithead buildings and hear about the undercroft, the vast area under the pithead into which the railway wagons would pull to be filled with coal.
CIL officials said even though imports during the period were down 20% over the corresponding previous period, even if domestic miners were able to replace at least half of the imported volume by domestic coal, it would mitigate the rising problem of pithead stocks.
The firm has already launched two ales - Boyo and Shwmae - and with another two, Tommy Box and Pithead, due out shortly, it has started bottling ales, which are selling well at food and drink festivals.
The pithead project is likely to involve an investment of about ` 24,000 crore.
CLEANING UP: Sir Noel Holmes, Chairman of the North Eastern Division of the National Coal Board, officially opened the pithead baths at Lepton Edge colliery in 1953.
A note from one meeting reads: "It was agreed it might be necessary at some stage to examine more radical options for extending endurance, including the use of servicemen to move pithead stocks to power stations by rail and road.
But a slip on some soap in the pithead showers led him to a back injury and fame
A separate memorial at Gresford, which includes pithead winding gear, also carries the names of all those who died.