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 The biggest laughs came as Yount told a story about Selig – then the team's owner – continually ribbing Fingers about being able to make contact against him during batting practice. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Don Cardinal, who grew up listening to the Dodgers from his home in Downey during the 1960s, credits Scully for teaching him long division in the course of calculating ERAs and batting averages. Thomas Curwenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 The Diamondbacks were on the field for batting practice on Tuesday afternoon when the clock struck 6 p.m., the time at which baseball’s trade deadline had officially come and gone. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 Yet even as the art of hitting has devolved into historically bad league-wide batting averages, a full decade has passed since the last perfect game. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 Lineups for both teams appear with batting averages during games. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 2022 The live batting practice was an especially big step for Detwiler, who could return as soon as Monday or Tuesday. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 24 July 2022 The outfieders both took batting practice on the field pregame, showing off the power that helped propel them into the Competitive Balance rounds. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 23 July 2022 Jones roamed the outfield during batting practice, gliding across the turf with the same easy movements as his father, Andruw Jones, a 10-time Gold Glove winner. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 23 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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9 Aug 2022

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“Batting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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