Meaning of pit brow in English:

pit brow

Pronunciation /ˈpɪt braʊ/


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


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


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