Definition of Batting

1. Noun. (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base.

Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Derivative terms: Bat

2. Noun. Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber.
Exact synonyms: Batten
Generic synonyms: Stuffing

Definition of Batting

1. n. The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.

Definition of Batting

1. Noun. (sewing) cotton, wool, silk or synthetic material used to stuff the inside of a mattress, quilt etc ¹

2. Noun. special cotton for surgery. ¹

3. Noun. the act of someone who bats ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of bat) ¹

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Definition of Batting

1. a batt [n -S] - See also: batt

Lexicographical Neighbors of Batting

batting (current term)
batting average
batting averages
batting away
batting cage
batting coach
batting for both sides
batting glove
batting gloves
batting helmet
batting in
batting order
batting orders
batting out

Literary usage of Batting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Basket Ball and Indoor Baseball for Women by Helen Frost, Charles Digby Wardlaw (1920)
"The batting Order.—It is often heard, "Who bats first, the catcher or the pitcher ?" and so on. The batting order has nothing to do with positions in the ..."

2. Cricket by Edward Lyttelton (1894)
"batting. IT is not because batting is a less important branch of the game ... The reason is that the interest of batting has always secured it more than its ..."

3. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"Front View of the Lap Machine. nected system of apparatus, embracing the batting and the lapping machines. Plate III is a longitudinal section of a double ..."

4. Manual of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1904)
"Beating or batting the Flax.—Scutching consists of two operations—bruising the ... For the latter operation the Belgian batting-hammer is generally used. ..."

5. The Book of Athletics by Paul Withington, Lothrop Withington (1914)
"To that fact, more than to the increased cunning of pitchers, is the steady decrease in batting attributed by the thinking men of the base- ..."

6. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"... Cotton-batting Dressing. — This method is based upon the fact that air passed through cotton is freed by it from all its solid impurities. ..."

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