American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. sewing 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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..
- 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)
“But resuming on 456-3, with the pitch flat, a man with a Test century to his name batting at nine and the Indian attack looking like a contradiction in terms, we could genuinely be looking at an England total in excess of 700.”
“Oh yeah, people writing about other factors explaining the explosion in batting power numbers need to explain how those factors have been removed in the last few years.”
“Albert Pujols, who leads the majors with 31 homers and 83 RBI and is third in batting average (.332), can become the first player since Hank Aaron in 1957 to lead his league in the Triple Crown categories at the All-Star break.”
“Something of a rough diamond, Violent was always an innovator in batting technique.”
“All-Star Twins catcher Joe Mauer led the league in batting average (.365) and set career highs in home runs (28) and RBI (96).”
“Discounting 2007, when Kennedy missed more than a month on the disabled list, Kennedy set career-lows in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.”
“In fact their offense leads the league in batting average and they are second behind the Yankees in runs scored.”
“Discounting 2007, when Kennedy missed more than a month on the disabled list, Kennedy set career-lows in batting average (.250), on-base percentage (.322) and slugging percentage (.329).”
“Giants manager Bruce Bochy said his team was proficient in batting and the pitchers stepped up when it mattered.”
“Casey Kotchman has been signed to play first base and provide an upgrade in batting average, though not in power over departed Russell Branyan.”
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