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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.
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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'm pretty hopeful we'll never be in as dark a place as we were - it was pitch-black.
and Canada--you may have been stuck on a pitch-black subway or elevator, or scraped through the next 24 hours (or days) at home without electricity, gas, phone, or running water.
Tearful Wullie, speaking at the Peterhead quayside, said: "We were shouting his name in the pitch-black and lashing rain...
They are the masters who help with those changes executed in pitch-black backstage areas during a performance.
Taking in breaking and entering, self-mutilation and dining on a neighbour's dog, we swiftly head into pitch-black territory.
This one (in Ravenhurst Road) has been on every day and night for a year and now there is nothing - it is pitch-black.
6 of his ongoing series Black Hole (Fantagraphics Books): On the left page, a teeny square hit of acid sticks to a strip of Scotch tape on a pitch-black ground.
Suddenly, the hall goes pitch-black except for four beams of green light that pinpoint each emerging band member.
These theater people spend their day mending, ironing, and cleaning costumes, and are frequently the last to leave at night with the stagehands.) The magic of split-second costume changes executed in the pitch-black of backstage are a tribute to their efficiency.