Meaning of pitch block in English:

pitch block

Pronunciation /ˈpɪtʃ blɒk/


  • In metalworking: a block with a slightly yielding surface made from a mixture including pitch, on which metal objects are placed during engraving or embossing.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward H. Knight (1824–1883), patent lawyer and expert in mechanics. From pitch + block.