Definition of pit brow in English:

pit brow

noun

  • The brow or edge of a pit; especially the area on the surface of a mine where the coal is sorted and screened.

adjective

  • Usually in form pitbrow. Designating a worker, usually female, employed to sort and screen coal at the pit brow.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pit + brow.

Pronunciation

pit brow

/ˈpɪt braʊ/