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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 Mediaeval Latin appendicium, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] appendo (“‘to hang’”)
- An extension of a buildings roof and the protected area beneath.
- A covered walkway.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
- For examples of the usage of this word see the citations page.
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