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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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Maynard smashed one over from England spinner Phil Tufnell for 11, including a huge six into the stands after using his feet to get to the pitch of the ball.
His nimble footwork takes him to the pitch of the ball quickly even if the bowler has not flighted it and given him the few nano seconds to get to it.