batting[bat′iŋ; for 2, usually bat′'n]
- the action of a person who bats, as in baseball
Origin of battingsee batt cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber wadded into sheets and used in bandages, quilts, quilted garments, etc.
- The act of one who bats.
- Cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber wadded into rolls or sheets, used for stuffing furniture and mattresses and for lining quilts.
Origin of battingSense 2, from the beating of raw cotton to clean it.
(countable and uncountable, plural battings)
- Present participle of bat.
Variant of bat
- any stout club, stick, or cudgel
- a club used to strike the ball in baseball and cricket
- a ping-pong paddle, squash racket, etc.
- ☆ a turn at batting, as in baseballsee also at-bat
- Brit. a batsman at cricket
- cotton batting, esp. of an inferior quality; batt
- the whip used by a jockey
- Informal a blow or hit
- ☆ Slang a drinking bout; spree
- Brit., Informal fast pace; speed
- Ceramics a plaster disk on which the clay is based in modeling
Origin of batMiddle English ; from Old English batt, cudgel (prob. ; from Welsh bat ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhat-, to strike) and amp; ; from Old French batte, pestle ; from battre, batter
- to use a bat: to bat left-handed
- to take a turn at batting: to bat third in the lineup
Baseball taking a turn at batting
bat around☆ Slang
- to travel or roam about
- to consider or discuss (an idea, plan, etc.) freely and informally
- Baseball to have all the batters in the lineup come to bat in a single inning
Slang to create or compose quickly or hastily
go to bat for☆
Informal to intervene on behalf of; defend
(right) off the bat☆