pentice

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From Middle English pentis, pendize, and other spellings; from Anglo-Norman pentiz, aphetic of Old French apentis (appendage, attached building), from Medieval Latin appendicium, from Latin appendo (to hang)

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pentice (plural pentices)

  1. An extension of a building's roof and the protected area beneath. An appentice.
  2. A covered walkway.
  3. (mining) An unexcavated portion of a shaftway, intended to afford protection from falling debris to workers at the bottom of the shaft during certain stages of mining.

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