Pitch of a roof
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|(Arch.)||the inclination or slope of the sides expressed by the height in parts of the span; as, one half pitch; whole pitch; or by the height in parts of the half span, especially among engineers; or by degrees, as a pitch of 30°, of 45°, etc.; or by the rise and run, that is, the ratio of the height to the half span; as, a pitch of six rise to ten run. Equilateral pitch is where the two sloping sides with the span form an equilateral triangle.|
See also: Pitch
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.