Definitions for "Headframe"
Keywords:  hoist, sheave, pulley, shaft, mineshaft
The steel or timber frame at the top of a shaft, which carries the sheave or pulley for the hoisting rope, and serves various other purposes. b. The shaft frame, sheaves, hoisting arrangements, dumping gear, and connected works at the top of a shaft or pit.
The tall framework above a vertical mineshaft, used for lowering men and equipment and for bringing out the ore. Also called a gallows frame.
The structure surmounting the shaft which supports the hoist rope pulley, and often the hoist itself.