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A rock pillar left, or a heavy timber bulkhead placed, in the bottom of a deep shaft of two or more compartments; the shaft is then further sunk through the pentice.
In shaft sinking, a solid rock pillar left in the bottom of the shaft for overhead protection of miners while the shaft is being extended by sinking.
appentice, pent, pentice
penthouse, 3.A minor structure built against the side of a building, with a roof of single slope; a
penthouse, pendice, pentice
1. A structure occupying usually less than half the roof area of a flat-roofed building, and used: (a) to house equipment for elevator, ventilation or air conditioning, or other mechanical or electrical systems serving the building, or (b) to house one or more apartments, access to which is gained by a stair or stairs, or a separate elevator but usually not by the building’s main elevators.
2. An appentice.
1. A small pent roof, 1 on a side of a building, often restricted to the area over a door.