wadding

noun
wad·​ding | \ ˈwä-diŋ How to pronounce wadding (audio) \

Definition of wadding

1 : wads or material for making wads
2 : a soft mass or sheet of short loose fibers used for stuffing or padding

Examples of wadding in a Sentence

the last step is to fill the pillow with wadding and stitch it closed
Recent Examples on the Web The kit comes with everything your astronaut friend needs, except for engines and recovery wadding. Matt Jancer, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 However, even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. Arkansas Online, 23 Oct. 2021 In Hexum’s case, for instance, the wadding used to hold the gunpowder in place shot out and the impact fractured his skull, sending bone fragments into his brain. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 22 Oct. 2021 Dummy bullets had been replaced with cardboard wadding, but a portion from one of the dummy bullets had broken off and remained in the gun. Melissa Mahtani, CNN, 25 Oct. 2021 Even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Oct. 2021 Even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. CBS News, 23 Oct. 2021 However, even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. Arkansas Online, 23 Oct. 2021 Even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. chicagotribune.com, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wadding

1627, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wadding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wadding. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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wadding

noun
wad·​ding | \ ˈwäd-iŋ How to pronounce wadding (audio) \

Medical Definition of wadding

: a soft absorbent sheet of cotton, wool, or cellulose used especially in hospitals for surgical dressings

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