Definition of padding
: material with which something is padded
Examples of padding in a Sentence
the padding on the seat of the chairs
These shoes have extra padding in the heel.
If you remove the padding from his speech you can see that he offers no new ideas.
Recent Examples of padding from the Web
On the play, Aguilar had looped a double to right to score a runner from first, but the ball got stuck in the padding at the wall.
Seats used to have stiff metal or carbon fiber backrests that needed thick padding.
Some helmets have removable padding and others use straps.
With runners on first and second base, Kwan's drive to left field kept hooking toward the foul pole and hit the yellow painted foul pole line on the padding underneath the pole.
Three inches of foam padding + a hot summer day = major boob sweat. 3.
And once the victim reaches the spoofed site, the URL padding obscures the true address of the site long enough for many (if not most) mobile device users to fall for the login request.
Level 1 textiles are cleaned and repaired and resold in small stores; level two are turned into rags and level three are ground up and used for seat padding or insulation.
Patric Hornqvist's late goal in the third period broke 0-0 score in Game 6 on Sunday and an empty-net goal moments later provided padding in a 2-0 road victory against against the Nashville Predators.
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First Known Use of padding
PADDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of padding for English Language Learners
: soft material used to cover a hard surface in order to make it more comfortable
: unnecessary words used to make a speech or a piece of writing longer
PADDING Defined for Kids
Definition of padding for Students
: soft material used to cover or line a surface
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