The inches, or fraction thereof, of vertical rise in 12 inches of horizontal run for inclined members. Usually expressed as 4/12, 8/12, etc. (Incline of the roof described as inches of rise over inches of run. Example: 5/12 is 5" rise over 12" run).
the line of b.s. a contractor gives a potential customer...or the angle at which a roof or other structure is measured. Since Americans are all born metric-deficient, we still measure pitch in twelfths of anything...silly, huh? Thus, a 'rise' (vertical view) of one foot with a 'run' (horizontal view) of twelve feet would be a pitch of 1:12 (pronounced 'one in twelve') A typical roof pitch is 4:12 up to as much as 12:12 (which would be equal to a 45 degree angle)
The angle of the back part of the heel where it meets the sole, compared to the front part of the heel where it meets the sole. On a high-heeled shoe the pitch should be at a larger angle, in order to stabilize the heel.
The density of characters in a printed line, usually expressed as characters per inch. In scalable fonts, like Type 1 or TrueType, both point size and pitch can be scaled. Note that pitch scales in inverse proportion to point size. If a font is 10 pitch at 12 point, then it will be 5 pitch at 24 point, and 20 pitch at 6 point.
The distance that a propeller would theoretically screw itself through a soft solid like a screw as it was rotated through one revolution. The larger the angle of the blade the further it will screw itself along and the higher the pitch. This theoretical distance is offset by the fact that the propeller will slip slightly as it pushes the water.
The pitch of the aircraft whilst flying is controlled by the elevator. However, if the line of thrust of the power unit and/or angle of attack of the main wing are set incorrectly the pitch may also be a function of engine thrust. Pitch is the theoretical distance travelled along the axis of rotation of a propeller during one revolution.
1. (Rifling) the distance a bullet must travel in the bore to make one revolution. 2. (Grips) the angle that the front of the handgun grip makes with the line of sight. 3. A component used in making clay targets. 4. See Stock Dimensions.
The angle of a roof, measured from 0 degrees being "flat". Most roofs in southern California are less than 30 degrees, and are a good match to our local latitude (33 degrees north). Roof pitches are also designated as a ratio of "rise to run". For example, a 3:12 roof pitch means that the roof rises 3" for every 12" of horizontal distance, and corresponds to 14 degrees.
(1) The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in feet, to the span, in feet. (2) A thick, oily substance commonly obtained from tar, used to seal out water at joints and seams. Pitch is produced from distilling coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum.
The tangent of the angle between the roof surface and the horizontal. It is measured in inches per foot. For copper construction pitch is ranked as follows: Low Pitch: 3 to 6 inches per foot. Steep Pitch: 6 inches and higher per foot.
The angle of the roof slope, measured as "X" inches per 12" (x/12). Roof pitches commonly range from 4/12 to 8/12. To calculate a roof's pitch, place a carpenter's level positioned level on roof line, measure out 12" on the level, from that 12" point measure down to the roof line. This figure (i.e. 4" to 8") is the first number of the pitch.
Incline slope of a roof or the ratio of the total rise to the total width of a house. Roof slope is expressed in the inches of rise per foot of run (See Page 11 of the Technical Catalog for a visual reference).
The incline angle of the roof/roof Truss and/or the ratio of the total rise of the roof to the total width of a given Truss system. For example, a 10 foot rise and a 30 foot total width yields a roof pitch of one third or 3 in one. Roof pitch is also known as the angle that the top chord makes with the lower chord such as a 20 pitch or a 45 pitch.
The pitch of a roof is the degree of the inclination upward from horizontal or flat. It may be expressed in degrees or as the ratio of the number of inches it rises in each 12 inches of horizontal span: 4/12 means the roof rises four inches in every foot of horizontal span.
Refers to the amount of horizontal space used for each character of fixed-width fonts. This is often specified in characters-per-inch (CPI), typically where 10 pitch equals 12 point, 12 pitch equals 10 point, and 15 pitch equals 8 point.
1. An accumulation of resign in the wood cells in a more–or–less irregular patch. Classified for grading purposes as light, medium, heavy or massed. 2. The angle or inclination of a roof, which varies according to the climate or materials used. 3. The set, or projection of teeth, on alternate sides of a saw to provide clearance for its body.
The degree of slope or inclination of a roof. It is the angle the roof surface makes with a horizontal plane. It is the ratio of the rise to the span and is often expressed as a number over 12. Example- for a 5/12 slope, the joist will rise vertically 5" for every 12" horizontal length, i.e. horizontal span = 20'0", rise = 20 x 5 or 100".
The steepness of the roof, indicated by the ratio of rise (vertical distance) to span (horizontal distance), expressed in degrees. The "slope" is the more common way to express the steepness and is the rise in roof surface for each 12 inches of horizontal
1 Of a screw, the penetration achieved by a single turn. 2 Of a gear, the interval between teeth. 3 Of bore rifling, the angle at which the rifling spiral has been cut relative to the bore axis. Generally pitch is computed as the inches of bore required for a complete spiral to be effected, for example "one turn in 15 inches". This measurement is often referred to as the twist of the rifling. The twist may be uniform throughout the bore or may increase as it nears the muzzle. The latter method, known as gain twist, provides maximum rotary motion to the projectile when it reaches the muzzle, while preventing its jumping the rifling at the shock of discharge. Such a spiral may begin near the breech at one turn in 20 inches, increasing to as much as one turn in 10 inches at the muzzle. 4 Of rifle and shotgun stocks, the angle at which the buttplate slopes relative to the bore axis.5 Of pistol and revolver grips, the angle at which the grip inclines relative to the bore axis.
(1) Tar derived from the destructive distillation of coal during the conversion of coal into coke; (2) A dark brown to black, semi-solid hydrocarbon obtained as residue from the partial evaporation or distillation of coal tar; (3) The slope of a roof expressed either in percent or in the number of vertical units of rise per horizontal unit of run; (4) The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in feet, to the span, in feet. See COAL-TAR, INCLINE, ROOF SLOPE and SLOPE.
This is the slope of the roof. It is the number of inches a roof rises vertically for every 12 inches of travel horizontally. A roof is typically referred to, for example, as a 4/12 or 4 pitch. The higher the number the steeper the roof. A 4/12 or 5/12 can be walked on with little difficulty. Above a 6/12 the roof is too steep to walk on comfortably.
The number of ends of surface yarn counting across the width of carpet. In woven carpet, pitch is the number of ends of yarn in 27 inches of width; e.g., 216 divided by 27 = 8 ends per inch. ITH -- the small, soft core occurring near the center of a tree trunk, branch, twig, or log.
The angle of the blade away from perpendicular during the pull phase of the stroke. This is the net result of the pitch in the oar itself and the pitch in the oarlock and pitch in the pin. Too much pitch makes it hard to bury the blade; too little pitch makes it easy to pull too deep through the water.
"Pitch" is one of the viewing angles used to define the plane of section. The section orientation of the section is determined by the two angles "pitch" and "yaw" and the rotation of the image on the screen is controlled by the angle "roll".
The angle of the rafters to the horizontal. The pitch of the stone slates will ¡¡be significantly less because they are resting on each other, but this is taken ¡¡into account by the traditional rafter pitch and lap relationship for the slate ¡¡and the locality.
The angle at which a hole is bored in a bowling ball. When facing the grip with the fingers ontop and the thumb below - holes that are drilled away from the center of the grip is referred to as reverse. Holes angled or pitched towards the center of the grip is referred to as forward. Right and left pitch are in relation to the hole. Right pitch on the thumb is also called palm pitch since the angle of the thumb is towards the palm.
The angle at which propeller or fan blades are set. Pitch determines how much energy the fan or propeller can absorb. Pitch can also refer to the motion of a boat or hovercraft where the fore and aft ends of the ship rise or fall relative to each other.
The measure of horizontal character spacing. Now very rarely used outside of typing classes the word is a contraction of 'per inch' and assumes every character, be it a W or an 1. is of the same width.
(a) The incline slope of a roof or the ratio of the total rise to the total width of a house, i.e., an 8-foot rise and 24-foot width is a one-third pitch roof. Roof slope is expressed in the inches of rise per foot of run. A term frequently used to designate coal tar pitch.
A section of a climb between two belay points, no longer than the length of one standard climbing rope (165 feet). In many cases, however, climbs are set up such that they are no longer than half a rope length so that climbers need only a single rope in order to be lowered or to abseil off the climb.
A section of a climb between two belay stations, with a maximum distance of a single length of rope (usually 50 meters, but be sure to double check your topo because there are folks putting routes up out there who are using 60 meter ropes).
A section of a climb, or the whole thing. Some climbing is "single-pitch", and some is "multi-pitch". Both versions require a good belay at the top; multi-pitch routes require good belays between pitches.
An angular deviation possible in positioning systems, in which the tables' leading edge rises or falls as the table translates along its direction of travel. This represents rotation around a horizontal axis, perpendicular to the direction of travel.
The up and down movement along an imaginary axis between the front and rear of a vehicle. Often during hard braking, the vehicle's nose will "dive" or pitch down in front. During acceleration the back end will "squat" or pitch down in the rear.
A term borrowed from aeronautics to describe the effective static rotation of the aircraft about an imaginary horizontal pin perpendicular to the direction of motion. Thus the aircraft can be moving forward but not necessarily pointing forward but be nose.
describes the motion of a ship about her transverse axis; this causes the forward and aft ends of the ship to rise and fall repeatedly; one of the six principal motions of a ship in waves compare heave, roll, surge, sway, yaw
1. “See-saw” movement of the body around the horizontal axis of the LINE. (See also ROLL, YAW) 2. The angle at which the hand and the direction of relative water movement interface during swimming movement patterns.
An aircraft can move in three directions, or axes, of which pitch is one. It pitches when the nose moves up or down. Pitch is contolled by the elevators, which are usually attached to the tailplane. The other two axes are roll and yaw.
A rotational motion in which an airplane turns about its lateral axis. Pushing forward on the control stick will lower the elevators, which forces the tail upward. The pilot will then see the nose of the aircraft fall or pitch.
A term with two different meanings. Pitch (referring to an airplane) is the tendency for its nose to unexpectedly move up or down without pilot input. Pitch (referring to a propeller) measures how far forward the prop will travel in one complete revolution. An 11x7 propeller, for example, is a prop that is 11” in diameter and will pull a plane 7” forward with each revolution. See also roll and yaw.
(aka: "pitch shot") a relatively short, lofted shot designed to land softly and not roll much (differs from a chip in its trajectory and amount of roll). Example: "Johnny pitched the ball over the sand trap and left the ball only 3 feet from the hole."
A shot to the green with a higher-lofted club, such as a pitching wedge or sand wedge. Ball flies high and bounces toward the hole. play through A situation in which the group behind is permitted to play a hole on which the group ahead is playing. The group behind is said to have played through.
(1) A discrete, identifiable musical sound of a fixed number of vibrations per second: the pitch A=440, for example. (2) The quality of being in tune with the surrounding musical events, e.g. "the orchestra's pitch last evening was particularly fine."
1) The perception of a musical tone by the frequency of the sound waves producing it. 2) A control found on professional turntables, CD players and tape decks for varying the playback tempo and pitch up and down.
The term pitch is not used in acoustics. However, it is commonly used to refer to the frequency of a sound. This comes from music, where pitch is the frequency of the note being played. It also refers to the reference standard used for tuning m... read more ... Usefulness: N/A(0 ratings) by RedJohn () Rate It! this definition is ... useful somewhat useful incorrect spam / offensive
That quality of a musical tone which is dependent on the comparative rapidity of the vibrations producing it. Also the general level of tone of a choir of strings or of an entire instrument compared to some sort of standard such as a'' = 440.
Sound results from the vibration of a source such as a string or drum head. The pitch depends on the rapidity of the vibrations. Rapid vibrations produce higher notes than slower ones. The most common pitch now is based on A=440 vibrations per second. This is "la" or the second space up on the treble staff. In past years the standard pitch was usually lower (Verdi preferred A=432).
The sound of a particular note. When pitch is referred to, it's usually in reference to being "on" or "off" pitch. "On pitch" means the singer is singing in tune. "Off pitch" means the singer is either flat or sharp.
a term used to describe what we perceive the frequency of a sound to be. For instance, the first pitch below, A3, has a frequency of 440 HZ (cycles per second. The second pitch, E5, has a higher frequency (660 HZ), and so we say it sounds "higher." The third pitch, A1, sounds "lower" because the frequency (55 HZ) is much lower than the first pitch. Three pitches: A3 , E4, A1. click to play
is determined by frequency or number of hertz; the higher the frequency of the sound waves, the higher the pitch sounds to our ears. The lower the frequency, the lower the pitch sounds. A standard musical pitch is middle “A” on the piano = 440 Hz. (cycles per second).
(1) That property of sound which is determined by the frequency of the sound waves. (2) Distance from the center of one perforation on a film to the next; or from one thread of a screw to the next; or from one curve of a spiral to the next.
the relative heigth or depth of a sound. Pitches are changed by adjusting the frequency of vibrations. Though modern pitch is standardized (with A=440), medieval pitch was not, and an entire piece could be moved higher or lower at will.
The level and tone of a sound, be it speech or noise; in speech pitch is directly linked with emotion and the impartation of feeling to an audience. Variance in the pitch of a speakers voice, makes the narrative more interesting and easier to follow.
Pitch is the perceived fundamental frequency of a sound. While the actual fundamental frequency can be precisely determined through physical measurement, it may differ from the perceived pitch because of overtones, or partials, in the sound. The human auditory perception system may also have trouble distinguishing frequency differences between notes under certain circumstances.
The rugby field is a maximum of 100 metres long, from try-line to try-line, and 70 metres wide. At each end of the field is an in-goal area, no more than 22 metres long. The field is marked by a half-way line, two 10-metre lines and two 22-metre lines, and by two dotted hash marks, each 5 metres from the sideline and extending from goal-line to goal-line. There is a set of goal posts on each try-line.
The pitch is the 22 yard strip on the centre of the field upon which the stumps are placed at either end.OR Some people get confused with pitches and wickets. The pitch is the area between the bowling creases.
the prepared rectangle of grass in the centre of a cricket field, which has a wicket at each end and along which the bowler bowls the ball to the batsman. the bounce of a ball (usually on the pitch(1)). v.i. (of a ball) to bounce (usually on the pitch(1)). The ball pitched short. v.t. (of a bowler) to bounce the ball on the pitch(1). The bowler pitched the ball short.
In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play. The term comes from the Knickerbocker Rules. Originally, the ball had to be literally "pitched" underhand, as with pitching horseshoes.
The distance between symmetrically arranged or corresponding parts of an armature, measured along a line, called the pitch line, drawn around its length. Sometimes half of this distance is called the pitch.
The distance, in bytes, between an address that represents the beginning of a bitmap line and the beginning of the next line. Do not confuse memory pitch and memory width, since not all display memory is laid out as one linear block. For example, with rectangular memory, the pitch of the display memory could include the width of the bitmap plus part of a cache. See also width and stride.
(1) In a flat cable, nominal distance between the index edge of any conductor and the index edge of an adjacent conductor, expressed in decimal inches or millimeters. (2) The distance separating one turn in a coil winding from its successor. See Lay.
Pitch refers to the distance from a point on a particular feature to the same point on the adjacent feature. Pitch, as used by the PWB industry, frequently defines the distance from the center of a circuit line (also called "trace") to the center of the adjacent line. The thinner the line and space (or finer the pitch), the more lines can be placed on the PWB.
The distance between elements. With full-size computer keyboards, keys are spaced at 17mm center-to-center. Reducing this pitch even slightly can make the keyboard difficult to use. A common keyboard pitch for small form-factor computers is 14mm, which might not seem like much until you try to type on it.
1. The alternate rise and fall of the bow of a vessel proceeding through waves; 2. The theoretical distance advanced by a propeller in one revolution; 3. Tar and resin used for caulking between the planks of a wooden vessel.
Pitch is the distance between the teeth on a gear. A fine pitch gear has many small teeth and a coarse pitch gear has fewer, larger teeth. An interesting observation is that the stiffness of a gear tooth is not related to the pitch.
Nominal distance from center-to-center of adjacent conductors within a cable. When conductors are flat, pitch is usually measured from the reference edge of a conductor to the reference edge of the adjacent conductor. Spacing.
The distance from the center of a pixel to the center of the next pixel. Pitch influences the resolution of a LED display that shows images. A small pitch translate to higher resolution. A large pitch translates to larger text/character sizes. The picture to the right indicates how pitch is measured.
In general terms, pitch is a measure of the size of the teeth of a sprocket or gear. It is the distance between two teeth at the pitch diameter. The larger the pitch, the larger the teeth. Several systems are used to designate pitch in gears, such as Diametral Pitch, Circular Pitch and Module. In describing sprockets a number (e.g. - 35, 120, 2040) designates the pitch, as well other defining dimensions of the sprocket and chain.
The act of relaying a project conversationally, to a prospective representative or buyer, for the purpose of marketing an idea, adaptation, or true story with a view toward its eventual production as a film.
When you call or write to a member of the media in an effort to attract coverage of a story or event, this is referred to as a pitch. A pitch can be made by telephone or in writing in the form of a letter or press release. A pitch should include a unique newsworthy angle that would entice the press to attend the event and cover it as a news story.
Meeting in which one party will attempt to interest another party in a particular work or in a version of a particular work by presenting the story of the work in such an exciting manner that the buying party will find great interest in the work and will either buy the work or pay the "pitching" party to write the work.
a brief verbal description of a screenplay idea or script (often based on a written logline) usually told by a writer, director, or producer to someone who is interested in buying, financing, or developing a story idea or script.
Pitch is a Canadian documentary in which two young filmmakers, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice attend the Toronto Film Festival and pitch a film concept to various celebrities. Their film idea, titled The Dawn, concerns a Mafia don who goes for a hernia operation but gets a sex change instead. During the 1996 Toronto fest, they approach Roger Ebert, Norman Jewison (at a packed press conference), Eric Stoltz (leaving a limo), Al Pacino, and others without much success.
Pitch refers to deviations from the vertical of the pin. It is discussed in degrees. When pitch is used alone, it refers to the extent to which the top of the pin leans towards the stern of the boat. Negative pitch is when the pin leans towards the bow of the boat. It is very difficult to row with negative pitch. Outboard pitch is when the top of the pin leans out slightly away from the boat. Pitch is a critical variable in setting up your boat. All Maas boats come rigged standard at five degrees of pitch. This is the setting that is appropriate for all oars and generally isn't changed. However, should the need arise, the pitch can be changed by removing the oarlock and changing the inserts.
Concise but dynamic oral introduction to a company to catch the attention of investors. This comes from that moment when an entrepreneur traps an investor on the elevator and delivers his or her sixty second pitch on why they should invest. See Creating Your Pitch.
A pitch is a concise verbal (and sometimes visual) presentation of an idea for a film, generally made by a screenwriter or director to a producer or studio executive in the hope of attracting development finance to pay for a screenplay to be written. Pitches are usually made in person, although they can be made over the phone or, occasionally, pre-recorded on audio or videotape.
The meeting held between key players of a film literary work. In most cases, this is where the writer(s) attempt to "sell" their product to the producers by explaining why their product should be mad by that company into a motion picture.
A pitch blackjack game is where cards are dealt from the dealer's hand rather than a shoe. Typically, a dealer will hold 1 or 2 decks of cards in a pitch game. In a pitch game, players receive their cards face-down.
Pitch is a card game played with a standard 52-card pack of playing cards. It may be played by three players (cutthroat) or by four players organized in teams of two. Pitch involves bidding and trick-taking.
Pitch is a mechanical design characteristic of a generator that indicates the ratio of the number of winding slots per generator pole to the number of slots enclosed by each coil. The generator designer may use the pitch of a machine to optimize the generator cost versus the quality of the voltage waveform generated.
A full presentation of a recommended public relations programme, carefully researched and costed, which usually takes at least four weeks to prepare. Some consultancies reserve the right to charge a fee if not subsequently appointed.