tough pitch

noun

Definition of tough pitch

1 : the exact state or quality of texture and consistency of refined and remelted copper containing about 0.02 to 0.05 percent oxygen
2 or less commonly tough cake : copper having the quality of tough pitch

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“Tough pitch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tough%20pitch. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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