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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.

pitch

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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After wooing judges with their business ventures the finalists will pitch against each other as part of the Liver pool-council backed Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool in March.
I was singing from the same hymn sheet a few years ago when UEFA punished Celtic after a supporter ran on to the pitch against AC Milan.
"What is important is our performance on the pitch against Chile.
European Rugby fined them [ETH]25,000 for having 16 players on the pitch against Leicester in a Heineken Cup match in January, with Lee Byrne being fined [ETH]5,000 for coming on the pitch illegally.
The team that runs on to the pitch against Hull needs our support more than ever.
The move also reunites Dyer with ex-Toon team-mate Lee Bowyer - with whom he infamously exchanged punches on the pitch against Aston Villa back in 2005.
A SAFE bet doesn't have to be boring and Volvo prove the point with their best pitch against German bruiser-cruisers, the S80, writes PAUL MYLES.
WHEN England step onto the pitch against Austria on Saturday our team should be good enough to win with their eyes shut.
Lancashire battled into a commanding position on a slow Old Trafford pitch against fellow Championship contenders Gloucestershire.
This result, on a soaked pitch against battling opponents, wrecked their stunning run of six successive victories.
The Pakistan batsman scored 353 runs at 32.09 in six championship games for the Bears, unspectacular figures but his 109 and 68 on a dif-ficult Edgbaston pitch against Worcestershire were decisive in that match.
European Rugby fined them [ETH]25,000 for having 16 players on the pitch against Leicester in January, with Lee Byrne being fined [ETH]5,000 for coming on the pitch illegally.