Adjective "pithead" definition and examples

(Pithead may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpɪthɛd/

Definitions and examples

noun

The top of a mineshaft.
  1. 'There was Mr Fox and his trucks carting coal from the pitheads and they were held not to be in the coalmining industry.'
  2. 'Gear later said that their genesis probably lay in the towering pitheads, woods and girders of his industrial childhood.'

More definitions

1. a mine entrance and the surrounding area.

More examples(as adjective)

"towers can be pithead."