Definition Of pitch


(of a moving ship, aircraft, or vehicle) rock or oscillate around a lateral axis, so that the front and back move up and down.

the little steamer pressed on, pitching gently

a form of words used when trying to persuade someone to buy or accept something.

a good sales pitch

a legal delivery of the ball by the pitcher.

Sometimes five wild pitches in one inning aren't enough to keep a team from a win.

a playing field.

Having two teams play home games on the same pitch over an English winter would have done more damage to the surface than would a farmer with a plough.

a sticky resinous black or dark brown substance that is semiliquid when hot, hard when cold. It is obtained by distilling tar or petroleum and is used for waterproofing.

There was a small boat, an improvised currach-type constructed from hessian stretched over a wooden frame and doused with pitch to make it waterproof.

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Example Of pitch

  • a football pitch

  • A group of French rescuers arrive and pitch their tents under a huge Tricolor.

  • all-weather pitch

  • As a grader, you control the blade depth with auxiliary hydraulics and the blade pitch using the attachment hydraulic.

  • both batsmen were stranded in the middle of the pitch

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