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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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You need a high pitch shot that drops next to the flag and stops there: the Cut Lob.
HOLE 13 - PAR 3 White 185, Red 266 Any shot tugged long and left will leave a pitch shot over a stone wall which runs at an angle to the left of the green.
1 (right), struggling through his worst season and looking for his first win, bogeyed the second when he launched a short pitch shot from the rough through the green after a photographer snapped pictures on his backswing.
I've never experienced a bigger buzz than that moment on the 18th green when that pitch shot went in.
Poulter also finished in style with a birdie at the last, after hitting an exquisitely judged 40-yard pitch shot from the rough that barely cleared an overhanging tree branch.
Woods had an uphill pitch shot that he tried to hit into the side of the hill to take some of the speed off - instead it skipped across the green and into the rough on the other side.
The players will be divided into teams and challenged in six golf shots -- the drive, medium iron shot, trouble shot, pitch shot, bunker shot and putting.
The pitch shot, he says, should be played in the middle of your stance, while the chip shot should be played off your back foot.
Japanese star Shigeki Maruyama was chasing Lowery in second, while Fred Funk holed a pitch shot at the tenth for an eagle to put him in the hunt.
Thirty-year-old Scot Robertson, who had finished his opening 65 by sinking a 103-yard pitch shot, managed only a 74 to fall four behind the two new pacesetters, Dane Steen Tinning and Australian left-hander Nick O'Hern.
And defending champion O'Meara clinched an amazing victory when he sank a 30-yard pitch shot for an eagle at the final hole to edge out Zimbabwe's Nick Price.
Miss the fairway and a lay-up is almost certain, leaving a tricky pitch shot on to a green that slopes from back to front.