bat·​ting ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio)
: the action of one who bats
: the use of or ability with a bat
: 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 Choose a fabric with bright circles in the pattern or the color, and layer it with fusible batting. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 The issues seem especially noticeable for competitive gamers who utilize adapters — controller attachments like batting handles that make gameplay feel more natural. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 1 Nov. 2023 The Toronto Blue Jays become the first team in American League history to have teammates finish 1-2-3 in the batting race. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 National League batting leader Luis Arraez was robbed of a hit by Amed Rosario at second base, when the 6-foot-2 infielder leaped to snare a line drive labeled for right field. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Unlike most hitters, Ohtani rarely takes batting practice on the field, which involves a lot of standing around and watching others hit. Bruce Schoenfeld, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 The Dodgers’ Mookie Betts has the most RBIs — 105 and counting — of any leadoff man in MLB history while hitting 39 home runs and batting .309 with a .410 on-base percentage and .590 slugging percentage. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Back with Norfolk, Baltimore’s No. 2 prospect continued to thrive, batting .333/.367/.625 with two home runs last week. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 11 Sep. 2023 Henderson will enter the series batting .251/.326/.476 with an .802 OPS and 23 homers., 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of batting was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Batting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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bat·​ting ˈbat-iŋ How to pronounce batting (audio)
: layers or sheets of cotton or wool or of synthetic material used mostly for stuffing quilts or packaging goods

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