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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.]
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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
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(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.
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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
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The bowling and fielding are superb, and Johnson's batting worthy the occasion.
He sought for beauty consciously, and he remembered how even as a boy he had taken pleasure in the Gothic cathedral as one saw it from the precincts; he went there and looked at the massive pile, gray under the cloudy sky, with the central tower that rose like the praise of men to their God; but the boys were batting at the nets, and they were lissom and strong and active; he could not help hearing their shouts and laughter.
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2 (3M Corporation) 3M's Sports and Leisure Products has introduced its new 3M Batting Gloves with Greptile technology.
Championship matches won by sides batting first last season: 0
Ben Smith First-class career batting average: 40.18 First-class career bowling average: 116.66 2003 first-class batting average: 47.74 2003 first-class bowling average: N/A One-day career batting average: 30.49 2003 one-day batting average: 34.58 Smith has overseen a major revival in Worcestershire's fortunes, bringing the best of his young players in particular.
After working with it for three weeks, students saw their batting speeds increase by 4.9 miles per hour.
The bat has endured from 10 to 14 weeks of daily batting practice by minor league teams, Cook said, whereas an ash bat typically lasts from a mere 100 swings to a couple of days of batting cage use.
In direct response to a 1968 season in which Boston's Carl Yastrzemski won the American League batting title with a .301 and St.
Considered to be one of the best for batting on with the bounce fast and true.
The ball shot out over the machine and into the webbed safety net hung around the perimeter of the batting area.