Pitching piece
Pitching Pitch"ing, n. 1. The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball. [1913 Webster]

2. The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone. --Mayhew. [1913 Webster]

3. (Hydraul. Eng.) A facing of stone laid upon a bank to prevent wear by tides or currents. [1913 Webster]

{Pitching piece} (Carp.), the horizontal timber supporting the floor of a platform of a stairway, and against which the stringpieces of the sloping parts are supported. [1913 Webster]


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  • pitching piece — noun : a beam supporting a staircase and located at the top of the stairs opposed to apron piece * * * Carpentry. See apron piece. [1815 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitching piece — Carpentry. See apron piece. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pitching — Pitch ing, n. 1. The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball. [1913 Webster] 2. The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone. Mayhew. [1913 Webster] 3. (Hydraul. Eng.) A facing of stone laid upon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • apron piece — (in a staircase) a header receiving the ends of rough strings, carriage pieces, and the joists of landings. Also called pitching piece. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • apron piece — noun : a beam supporting a landing or a series of winders in a staircase * * * (in a staircase) a header receiving the ends of rough strings, carriage pieces, and the joists of landings. Also called pitching piece. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

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