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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The Orioles leave Tuesday's game averaging 2.4 runs per game in June thanks to 7-for-69 batting with runners in scoring position. Jon Meoli,, "Trey Mancini, Jonathan Schoop symbolize Orioles' run-production woes in loss to Red Sox," 13 June 2018 Umpires called an end to the game, which started at 11 a.m., with Spruce Creek batting and a runner at first base with one out in the top of the sixth when rain fell hard on a field already soaked from five days of downpours. Buddy Collings,, "Lake Mary beats Spruce Creek baseball in rain-shortened region game," 18 May 2018 Every child should know and obey the rules of the game and always use proper protective gear, like shin guards for soccer, a hard-shell helmet when batting, and a helmet and body padding for ice hockey. New York Times, "Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports," 14 May 2018 Crew chief Jerry Meals had never been involved with a batting-out-of-turn in the majors. Joe Kay, Houston Chronicle, "Mets bat out of order, Reds rally for win in 10th," 9 May 2018 Crew chief Jerry Meals had never been involved with a batting-out-of-turn in the majors. Joe Kay,, "Oops! Mets Bat Out Of Turn, Reds Rally For 2-1 Win In 10th," 9 May 2018 Northwest Quilters members' dues pay for batting, fabrics and supplies for the Comforting Quilts projects, but the nonprofit group also accepts donations. Janet Eastman,, "Message quilts are on display at Portland show (photos)," 3 May 2018 Just as in batting practice, most of the hits were up the middle. Stan Grossfeld,, "The baseball team without a home," 1 May 2018 Working with Milwaukee's assistant hitting coach Jason Lane in the batting cages, Lane told Gennett to change where his back foot landed at the end of his swing. Bobby Nightengale,, "How Scooter Gennett transformed from a Cincinnati Reds waiver claim into an All-Star," 10 July 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 \

Kids Definition of batting

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

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