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. <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.

(01 Mar 1998)