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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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1 -- 2 -- color) Hart's Tyler Woldanski pitches against Agoura in the Hart baseball Mustang Sectional tournament championship game, below.
Ritter showed little effect from throwing 136 pitches Sunday, yielding just four hits and striking out eight on 94 pitches against Tennessee.
Despite the fact he had been removed after 85 pitches against Pittsburgh, Alvarez hit in the seventh, having thrown 94 pitches.