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 He was discovered missing after practice, and later found unresponsive and not breathing near the park’s batting cages. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 Feliz became a frequent afterschool visitor at The BASE, hitting in the indoor batting cages and taking ground balls on the turf field., 3 June 2021 The field is Tifway 419 Bermuda grass and the facility seats more than 800 spectators, has two batting cages, locker rooms for teams and umpires, dugouts, a press box, concessions and restrooms. Dennis Victory, al, 16 May 2021 The Huskies softball players have been known to clean their own facilities, repair screens in the batting cages and polish the trophies won by their predecessors. Dom Amore,, 12 May 2021 The complex in Cedar Lake includes two batting cages and a full gym, as well as a smoothie cafe. Michael Osipoff,, 7 May 2021 The bullpens have been moved beyond the outfield wall, while the field, batting cages and weight rooms are all new. Curtis Rush, Forbes, 5 May 2021 New batting cages and a weight room have been built, and clubhouses have been renovated. John Wawrow, ajc, 5 May 2021 Richmond's commitment is the culmination of all the miles traveled throughout the summer and fall to baseball tournaments, and the many hours spent in the batting cages at Roundtripper Sports Academy in Westfield. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of batting

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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10 Jun 2021

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“Batting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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