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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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I won't come to the ballpark if I'm not pitching against Pedro.
We've seen him up close enough, pitching against us, to know it would be there.
On the same evening last year, it was Kevin Beirne doing his erratic best, pitching against the San Francisco Giants in a game that summed up the good-but-not-good-enough Dodgers of 2002.