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
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The company said, "With the commencement of power supply to Haryana discoms at regulated tariff from this pithead plant, the entire 1800 MW operating coal based power portfolio of Lanco is now utilised to its full capacity with fuel pass through.
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.
Anyway, when it appeared in the Sunday People a local came up to me in the pub and said how lucky I was to have been driving past the pithead as Adrian and his dad were standing there.
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.
The minutes of the meeting noted: "It was agreed that it might be necessary at some re e, 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.
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
There has been a draw down of 13 million tonnes of stocks with Coal India and its pithead stocks have reduced to 57.
Those conditions were the norm for every family living in the terraced houses leading away from the pithead.
The pithead vigil for those trapped underground lasted three days, and it took two weeks to retrieve all the bodies of the dead.