pitch the bar

1) To throw or toss the bar, a simple game which sounds similar to tossing the caber, possibly using a heavy piece of metal.

1567 Robt Jonson ... de Flamburghe ... is presented to have misused him selfe in his pastymes in ... that he one tyme did pitche the barre in the churche yearde.

places Flamborough
dates 1567

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