from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of one who bats.
- n. Cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber wadded into rolls or sheets, used for stuffing furniture and mattresses and for lining quilts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. cotton, wool, silk or synthetic material used to stuff the inside of a mattress, quilt etc
- n. special cotton for surgery.
- n. the act of someone who bats
- v. Present participle of bat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.
- n. Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of washing or smoothing linen with a bat.
- n. The process of beating raw cotton with hazel-or holly-twigs, on a frame made of cords, for the purpose of opening the matted locks, or of beating out impurities.
- n. Cotton or wool prepared in thick but light matted sheets for quilts or bed-covers, the quilting of garments, etc. Also called bat, batts.
- n. The act or manner of using a bat in a game of ball: as, their batting was good.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
- n. stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
Sense 2, from the beating of raw cotton to clean it.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)