bat·​ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio) \

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)

Examples of batting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players go through their drills with militaristic precision, and not a single batting helmet is out of place. Greg Hanlon,, "Japanese Culture Examined Through Baseball Traditions in Koshien Documentary, Airing on ESPN," 29 June 2020 Baseball, softball, batting cages, golf courses, miniature golf, local and public pools and aquatic centers, tennis facilities, skills training for all sports, general noncontact sports -- such as bowling alleys. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Gov. Mike DeWine is extending public health orders that were due to expire. Here is a list.," 29 June 2020 Lorenzen taped a live batting practice session on Instagram earlier this month with Akiyama. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Will Cincinnati Reds pitchers be ready for the season with a shortened preseason camp?," 28 June 2020 Calhoun is fully recovered from the jaw and has been taking live batting practice for a month. Dallas News, "Rangers spring training part 2: Projecting the opening day 30-man roster, 3 players on the hot seat and more," 27 June 2020 Casey Mize pitching batting practice at Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla. on Feb. 18, 2020. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "When will Detroit Tigers' top prospects arrive? Avila gives clues on team's 2020 plan," 24 June 2020 Get cameras on batting practice and put together a tight little highlight package as part of the pregame show. Bruce Jenkins,, "As baseball plans its return, some suggestions for a much-needed overhaul," 23 June 2020 Inconvenience turned serious two days later when Rose, unable to play because of the hand injury, was struck by a baseball while pitching left-handed to a teammate in the batting cages before a game. Dennis Victory, al, "Bob Jones’ Caden Rose selected Huntsville Region Male Athlete of the Year," 20 June 2020 Monday night, the batting cages at the Chester Davis Sportsplex were a sea of overjoyed youngsters as members of the League City Little League were in the cages as were players from the League City Girls Softball Association. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Excitement in the air as League City youth baseball, softball teams return to practice," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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3 Jul 2020

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“Batting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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bat·​ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio) \

Kids Definition of batting

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

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