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Etymology

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)

Noun

Singular
pentice

Plural
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  1. An extension of a buildings roof and the protected area beneath.
  2. A covered walkway.
  3. (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.

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