batting

Batting is the soft, plush material on the inside of a blanket or quilt. When you make a quilt, you sew the front to the back with a layer of batting in between.

Batting is sometimes called wadding in the UK. It's usually made of cotton, and it adds thickness and warmth to a blanket. You might see batting used as imitation snow in a department store window, as well. The word comes from the now-obsolete bat, "felted mass of fur or wool," from the idea of "beaten" or "batted" fabric.

Primary Meanings of batting

1.
n
(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
2.
n
stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
Full Definitions of batting
1

n (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base

Type of:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
2

n stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber

Synonyms:
batten
Type of:
stuffing
padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture

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