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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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BEIRUT: Rebels in the province of Hama have denied reports that they committed a massacre in an Alawite village, saying they killed only adult combatants in a pitched battle.
Meanwhile, Abu Obeida, the leader of the Hamas's military wing, said that his outfit is prepared to wage a pitched battle with Israeli troops "in each corner of the street and will welcome you with fire and iron.
2) This group of children is caught in the middle of a pitched battle over whether the Northpark Sharks, a children's swim team, can continue to use this community pool in Valencia.
In the latest incident, 13 people were arrested last month after a pitched battle involving knives during a house party in Jarrow.
A village football club is facing a pitched battle with neighbours over plans for a new playing field.
Hidden agendas, murderous plots, and courageous fighting culminate in a pitched battle for the alien ship that will change the course of the halo worlds forever.
Not only does this enhance the car's on-track performance, it also helps control road noise and impact harshness, since-unlike the original Ford GT-this version will spend most of its time posing on Rodeo Drive than in pitched battle on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
What began last month when Mary Ann Tighe joined CBRE has suddenly become a pitched battle to poach rival talent.
The Christian Coalition of Georgia, along with Peace State Methodist and Baptist churches, are in a pitched battle to close down the state's video poker machines.
Glasgow-A pitched battle is being waged throughout Great Britain over Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which forbids teaching schoolchildren that homosexuality is acceptable.
Gay themes again become the focus of a pitched battle over federal funding of the arts