a small flute or reed pipe producing one or more pitches when blown into, used chiefly for establishing the proper pitch in singing or in tuning a musical instrument.
a small pipe, esp one having a reed like a harmonica, that sounds a note or notes of standard frequency. It is used for establishing the correct starting note for unaccompanied singing
1711, from pitch (n.) in the musical sense + pipe (n.1).
noun, Machinery. 1. See under . noun 1. (in a gear or rack) an imaginary surface forming a plane (pitch plane) a cylinder (pitch cylinder) or a cone or frustrum (pitch cone) that moves tangentially to a similar surface in a meshing gear so that both surfaces travel at the same speed.
[pich-pohl] /ˈpɪtʃˌpoʊl/ verb (used without object), pitchpoled, pitchpoling. 1. (of a boat) to capsize end over end, as in heavy surf.
[pich-pot] /ˈpɪtʃˌpɒt/ noun 1. a used by sailors for heating .
noun, Golf. 1. a shot in which the ball is hit high into the air and with backspin to ensure little roll upon landing, used in approaching the green.