Definition of batting
1a : the action of one who batsb : 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)
Recent Examples of batting from the Web
The culture of baseball is standing around the batting cage, telling stories of old stars and funny moments and sharing secrets.
A gifted prospect who avoided the batting cages and survived on hand-eye coordination.
Several days later, Cespedes stuffed two bottles of water into each pocket of his shorts before heading to the indoor batting cages at Marlins Park in Miami.
At the plate, the Darlington, Pennsylvania, native had a .341 batting average, 18 home runs, 15 doubles, 57 RBIs and a .457 on-base percentage.
Ender Inciarte also hit two homers in that series and is the leadoff hitter for a team that fashioned a .305/.359/.496 batting line in the first four games against Padres pitchers.
Batting in the leadoff spot originally occupied by Villar, Sogard began getting on base with such regularity that Counsell couldn’t in good conscience sit him down.
Wymer entered with two out in the fifth inning and national player of the year Brendan McKay batting as the tying run — already having homered — and struck him out on three pitches.
The longer Schwarber led off despite an unacceptable batting average and on-base percentage, the lower his confidence dipped — and the more stubborn manager Joe Maddon appeared.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'batting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of batting
BATTING Defined for Kids
Definition of batting for Students
: sheets of soft material (as cotton or wool) used mostly for stuffing quilts or packaging goods
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up batting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).