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wad·ding

 (wŏd′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. A wad.
b. Wads considered as a group.
2. A soft layer of cotton, wool, or other fibrous material used for padding or stuffing.
3. Material for gun wads.
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wadding

(ˈwɒdɪŋ)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. any fibrous or soft substance used as padding, stuffing, etc, esp sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose
b. a piece of this
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) material for wads used in cartridges or guns
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wad•ding

(ˈwɒd ɪŋ)

n.
1. any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.
2. material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.
3. a wad or lump.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wadding - any material used especially to protect somethingwadding - any material used especially to protect something
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cardboard, composition board - a stiff moderately thick paper
excelsior, wood shavings - thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
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wadding

noun padding, filling, stuffing, lining, packing, filler a sleeping bag lined with wadding
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Translations

wadding

[ˈwɒdɪŋ] N (for packing) → relleno m; (for quilting) → entretela f, forro m (Med) → algodón m hidrófilo
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wadding

[ˈwɒdɪŋ] nrembourrage m
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wadding

n (for packing) → Material ntzum Ausstopfen; (Sew) → Wattierung f; (Med, on plaster) → (Mull)tupfer m
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wadding

[ˈwɒdɪŋ] nimbottitura
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References in classic literature ?
There was a fifty-pound sack of corn meal, and a side of bacon, ammunition, and a four-gallon jug of whisky, and an old book and two newspapers for wadding, besides some tow.
Although he was not a corpse, he was eaten up by worms; one of his wings was broken and the wadding was coming out of his body.
I found the wadding of the pistol with which the deceased Mr.
There’s plenty of pheasants among the swamps; and the snow-birds are flying round your own door, where you may feed them with crumbs, and shoot them at pleasure, any day; but if you’re for a buck, or a little bear's meat, Judge, you’ll have to take the long rifle, with a greased wadding, or you’ll waste more powder than you’ll fill stomachs, I’m thinking.”
or that Madame P--, charcutiere in the Rue de Clichy, had found in the wadding of an old petticoat the sum of three hundred and sixty francs, which she had lost five years before.
Their employment of sacking and such-like coarse material for work-a-day clothing, and their habit of tying it on with string and of thrusting wadding and straw inside it for warmth, gave these people an odd, "packed" appearance, and as it was a week-day when Tom took his little nephew for the hen-seeking excursion, so it was they were attired.
Becky had it made into a pelisse for herself, in which she rode in the Bois de Boulogne to the admiration of all: and you should have seen the scene between her and her delighted husband, whom she rejoined after the army had entered Cambray, and when she unsewed herself, and let out of her dress all those watches, knick-knacks, bank-notes, cheques, and valuables, which she had secreted in the wadding, previous to her meditated flight from Brussels!