ETYM Old Eng. pich, as. pic, Latin pix.
1. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue; SYN. tar.
2. The action or manner of throwing something.
3. The throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; SYN. delivery.
4. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration.
5. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; SYN. rake, slant.
6. A high approach shot in golf; SYN. pitch shot.
7. (British) A vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk).
8. An all-fours card game in which the first card led is a trump; SYN. auction pitch.
A viscous, sticky substance obtained from the distillation of wood, coal, or peat; used for waterproofing.
Dark brown or black viscous liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of coal, shale, and wood. Tars consist of a mixture of hydrocarbons, acids, and bases. Creosote and paraffin are produced from wood tar. See also coal tar.