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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”)
pentice (plural pentices)
- An extension of a building's roof and the protected area beneath. An appentice.
- A covered walkway.
- (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.
- (appentice): pent
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pentice.