ticking definition by Webster's New World
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strong, heavy cloth, often striped, used for casings of mattresses, pillows, etc.
Origin: see tick
ticking definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A strong, tightly woven fabric of cotton or linen used to make pillow and mattress coverings.