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1. The act of one who bats.
2. Cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber wadded into rolls or sheets, used for stuffing furniture and mattresses and for lining quilts.

[Sense 2, from the beating of raw cotton to clean it.]


1. (Textiles) Also called: batt cotton or woollen wadding used in quilts, mattresses, etc
2. (Cricket) the action of a person or team that hits with a bat, esp in cricket or baseball


(ˈbæt ɪŋ)

1. the use of a bat in a ball game.
2. cotton, wool, or other fibers in batts, used for filling, padding, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.batting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on basebatting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
2.batting - stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
stuffing - padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture