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A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.


The slope of a roof, sidewalk, or other surface. The Americans with Disabilities Act has specific requirements for the pitch of access ramps leading to building entrances.

Example: Figure A has a 1:12 pitch because the slope rises 1 foot for every 12 feet of distance. Figure B has a 1:6 pitch.

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Today's quarter-final features the cream of the North West champion pitched against their rivals from the Midlands.
Scotland has also been pitched against the three main England strikers between now and the end of the season.
But after being pitched against United, bosses feel it would be inappropriate in the light of the Munich plane crash in which seven of the Busby Babes died in 1958.
The Merseyside club could find themselves pitched against one of the three Italian giants left in the competition - AC Milan, Inter or Juventus.
Pitched against brands such as Budvar, Pilsener Urquell and Michelob, the 4.