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.
Origin of Pentice
From Middle English pentis, pendize, and other spellings; from Anglo-Normanpentiz, aphetic of Old French apentis (“appendage, attached building”), from Medieval Latin appendicium, from Latinappendo (“to hang”)
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