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)

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Not in some spots on the field, not at certain places in the batting order and not on the bench — and certainly not on a day when the aim is filling a hole in the rotation. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres drop series to Reds, finish road trip 3-3," 21 Aug. 2019 Roberts has used at least seven players in all nine spots in the batting order. Tom Verducci,, "Another World Series Run for Dodgers Seems Inevitable," 22 July 2019 This while losing to injury the heart of their batting order. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: The Reds swept the Astros… are we beginning to believe in David Bell?," 19 June 2019 Duplantier's spot in the batting order came up in the bottom of the fifth, with the Diamondbacks trailing 2-0, a runner on and two outs. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Rookie Jon Duplantier settling in nicely as Diamondbacks starter," 5 June 2019 Thus, the Pacific Sock Exchange poster, which shows Clark and Mitchell in spiffy suits and eye black, wearing batting gloves and holding bats on the actual Pacific Stock Exchange floor shortly after the markets closed. John Shea,, "Giants’ 1989 flashback: Will Clark, Kevin Mitchell a dynamic 1-2 punch," 9 Aug. 2019 Since July 21, Andrew Benintendi has raised his batting average from .261 to .286 ... Brandon Chase,, "Game 111: Red Sox at Yankees lineups and notes," 2 Aug. 2019 Outfielder Iliana Hernandez closed the summer season with a batting average of nearly .600 while infielders Rylee Kent, Kelsey Ganci and Dragovich all batted higher than .400. Alex Kushel,, "West Boynton Lady Bandits among top teams in southeastern United States," 2 Aug. 2019 The batting average and RBI mark are a career-high. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers land 4 prospects at trade deadline: Why Al Avila likes them," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Kids Definition of batting

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

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