Definition of pitch-and-toss in English:



  • A gambling game in which the player who manages to throw a coin closest to a mark gets to toss all the coins, winning those that land with the head up.

    • ‘Another common name for this type of swindler or confidence trickster was magsman, originally the name for a man who ran a pitch-and-toss game, which was itself sometimes called magflying from the mags, halfpennies, which were used in it.’
    • ‘This method of succession is really a bit like pitch-and-toss, when you think about it.’



/ˈˌpiCH ən ˈtôs/