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

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Examples of wadding in a Sentence

the last step is to fill the pillow with wadding and stitch it closed

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The paper wadding was similar to a shop paper towel and was used as filler to hold the bomb components in their place, FBI officials said. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Brookshire woman admits targeting Obama in failed bomb plot," 5 July 2019 In addition to pyrotechnics, buckshot and smokeless powder, the box mailed to Obama contained several suspicious items, including a cell phone, matches, paper wadding, hobby fuse, plastics sacks and sandpaper. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Brookshire woman admits targeting Obama in failed bomb plot," 5 July 2019 Bjarnason is playing on with plenty of bloody wadding jammed up his nose. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Croatia Crushes Iceland’s World Cup Dream," 27 June 2018 Using materials taken from construction rather than closets (at a guess: insulation, cotton wadding, rug liners, paper bags and wallpaper) Ms. Kawakubo began with a basic dress carapace in the shape of classical statuary — after the arms fell off. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Redefining the Female Silhouette at Comme des Garçons," 5 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of wadding

1627, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wadding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wadding

: a soft mass or sheet of material used to fill a space, protect something, etc.

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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