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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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Four workers died in a pitched battle at the Sicartsa steelmaking complex in the western state of Michoacan after police firing tear gas canisters confronted strikers.
She said she's reminded daily that the pitched battle waged decades ago was worth it.
A YOUTH football match was abandoned when a pitched battle involving more than 50 people broke out.
Gardai were called out after two gangs of Travellers got involved in a pitched battle in Ashbourne, Co Meath, early yesterday.
We hope that it's not going to come to a pitched battle, but in a sense we're preparing for one," he said.
Hundreds of drunken British youths hurled bottles and paving stones in a pitched battle with police in Majorca.
A pitched battle involving 200 British lager louts and police erupted on a holiday island.
It's almost humorous how much time was wasted on Boise State the past few days, when Cal and Texas are in a pitched battle for that final BCS spot.
Though both the Council and 5th Column soldiers are in pitched battle with each other, with little provocation they will turn their fury against Paragon City's citizens and protectors.
Around 30 people were involved in a pitched battle at the Ice Factory.
A half century after Prohibition failed, Los Angeles is in a pitched battle with beer, wine and liquor companies over a law designed to keep alcohol ads and billboards out of sight from minors.
1986: Man Utd and West Ham fans fight a pitched battle on a cross-Channel ferry.