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 batting batting

noun

  • () (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base  ( batting )
    (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  • stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber  ( batten, batting )
    stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber


  •  bat bat

    noun

  • () nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate  ( chiropteran, bat )
    nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
  • () (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit  ( at-bat, bat )
    (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
     he was at bat when it happened
    he was at bat when it happened
     he got four hits in four at-bats
    he got four hits in four at-bats
  • a club used for hitting a ball in various games  ( bat )
    a club used for hitting a ball in various games
  • the club used in playing cricket  ( bat, cricket bat )
    the club used in playing cricket
     a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting
    a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting
  • a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash  ( bat, squash racket, squash racquet )
    a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
  • verb

  • () strike with, or as if with a baseball bat  ( bat )
    strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
     bat the ball
    bat the ball
  • () wink briefly  ( flutter, bat )
    wink briefly
     bat one's eyelids
    bat one's eyelids
  • beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight  ( bat, clobber, cream, drub, thrash, lick )
    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
     We licked the other team on Sunday!
    We licked the other team on Sunday!
  • use a bat  ( bat )
    use a bat
     Who's batting?
    Who's batting?
  • have a turn at bat  ( bat )
    have a turn at bat
     Jones bats first, followed by Martinez
    Jones bats first, followed by Martinez