bat·ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ \

Definition of batting 

1a : the action of one who bats

b : the use of or ability with a bat

2 : layers or sheets of raw cotton or wool or of synthetic fibrous material used for lining quilts or for stuffing or packaging also : a blanket of thermal insulation (such as fiberglass)

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After Evan Gattis began the inning with a single and Josh Reddick came in to pinch run, Altuve tightened his batting gloves and walked to the plate. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' 12-game win streak snapped by Rays," 19 June 2018 Auburn is narrowly ahead of Ole Miss (.211 to .210) for last place in batting average in SEC play and could challenge its mark of .277 last season and will need an offensive outburst to avoid scoring fewer runs than last year. James Crepea,, "Statistically speaking: Auburn softball's offense at season-low after sweep by Texas A&M," 1 May 2018 Dubon opened his equipment bag, took out a bat, some batting gloves and a few of his personal baseball cards and told her to give them to Seth. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Notes: After karmic airport encounter, Mauricio Dubon was destined to join Brewers' system," 3 Mar. 2018 An All-Star in 2016, Ramos is one of the more productive offensive catchers, leading AL backstops in batting (.289) and second in OPS (.802). Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "MLB All-Star Game rosters: Red Sox, Astros, Yankees dominate AL; upstart Braves get 4 NL stars," 8 July 2018 Tonight will most likely be the night Esky drops below the Mendoza Line in batting. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Alcides Escobar to start Friday in center field for Royals, and fan reaction is mixed," 22 June 2018 Justin Morneau 2003-16: The longtime Twin won the 2006 AL MVP award, made the All-Star team the next four seasons, and led the NL in batting at age 33 with the Rockies. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Mariners' Paxton will bring his 'Eh game' against Detroit Tigers," 13 May 2018 Third baseman Martin Prado, who came in batting .119 on the season, had two of them including an RBI single in the fifth inning. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Braves light up Steckenrider, score 7 in sixth inning as Marlins drop fourth in a row | Miami Herald," 10 May 2018 His replacement atop the order was Jose Pirela, who had three hits Friday and came in batting .294. Kevin Acee,, "Astros top Padres on walk-off pop-up after Bryan Mitchell shows why he's starting," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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bat·ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ \

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: sheets of soft material (as cotton or wool) used mostly for stuffing quilts or packaging goods

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