Pitching

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pitching

1. The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball.

2. The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone.

3. (Science: physics) A facing of stone laid upon a bank to prevent wear by tides or currents. Pitching piece, the horizontal timber supporting the floor of a platform of a stairway, and against which the stringpieces of the sloping parts are supported.