The quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone
A sticky resinous black or dark brown substance that is semi-liquid when hot and hardens when cold, obtained by distilling tar or turpentine and used for waterproofing
the umpires declared the pitch unfit for first-class cricket
the cement is coated with pitch
A cap lined with hot pitch, especially one used as an instrument of torture by the military during the Irish rebellion of 1798.
To torture (a person) with a pitch-cap.
Any of several coniferous trees which yield resin, including the Norway spruce, Picea abies, the silver fir, Abies alba, and the Siberian fir, A. sibirica.
= pitch kettle.
Not of the correct pitch
Vigorously join in to help with a task or activity
Turn up; arrive
The angle of inclination from the horizontal or vertical, or with respect to some reference plane; the angle relating or corresponding to the pitch (in various contexts).
= pitching axis.
Designating a type of waterwheel in which the incoming supply of water falls on to the paddles or buckets of the wheel from above the axle and on the nearer side, causing it to rotate in the opposite direction to that of the incoming flow.
In metalworking: a block with a slightly yielding surface made from a mixture including pitch, on which metal objects are placed during engraving or embossing.
A thin triangular wooden board used as a guide in stair-building.
Of the colour of dark brown pitch.
A chain whose links engage with teeth or sprockets on a wheel, the motion of which drives or is driven by that of the chain.
A dense black variety of lignite with a conchoidal fracture.
A running count of the number of pitches made by a pitcher in a game; the number of pitches so made; (also) a limit set by a coach on the number of pitches that a pitcher should make in a game before being substituted.
= pitch contour.
A black waterproof material, consisting of compressed cellulose or asbestos fibre impregnated under vacuum with pitch, and used for making pipes.
An opening in the wall of a barn, etc., through which corn or hay is pitched. Now rare.
The pitchy knot of a pine or other tree, usually burned as a fuel or to provide light.
Resembling or characteristic of pitch; dark and viscous.
An imaginary line (often a circle) passing through the teeth of one cogwheel, pinion, rack, etc., so as to touch the corresponding line in another, without sliding, when the two components are geared together.
A mark or hole on the course where a divot has been cut away.
A device in an aeroplane for detecting or measuring pitching.
A note determining the key of a tune, the tuning of an instrument, etc.
A yellow to brown variety of common opal with a pitchy lustre.
A game similar to pitch-and-toss, in which coins are pitched at a mark.
The point of contact of the pitch lines of two cogwheels, gears, etc., which engage with each other.
A spruce tree (genus Picea).
Wine having a resinous flavour.
An expanse of rock between belay points.
Pitch that is pale (often pale yellow) in colour, specifically that obtained from the Norway spruce, Picea abies.
A state of extreme excitement
Vigorously tackle or begin to deal with
A facility in a synthesizer that enables the player to change the pitch of the note played by a small amount
A pine tree with hard, heavy, resinous timber that is used in building, especially the longleaf pine of North America
A small pipe blown to set the pitch for singing or tuning an instrument
A pitch which is not hit by the batter and cannot be stopped by the catcher, enabling a base runner to advance
the sky was pitch-black
A standard of pitch formerly in widespread use, especially in performing chamber music.
A standard of pitch used in or associated with France; specifically a pitch where A (a') is tuned to 435 cycles per second.
A military encounter fought at a predetermined time and place (as opposed to a skirmish or casual encounter); a pitched battle.