Main definitions of batting in English

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batting1

noun

  • 1The action of hitting with or using a bat, especially in cricket or baseball.

    ‘50 minutes' batting before lunch’
    • ‘But the current batting and bowling averages give a clue as to some of the weaknesses which are partly responsible for their sorry plight.’
    • ‘He topped the American League in batting, slugging, runs, total bases, home runs, and RBI.’
    • ‘His batting probably mirrors his personality more than for most cricketers.’
    • ‘One of the banes in my cricket is the inconsistency in my batting and I hope that it can carry on throughout the year.’
    • ‘This action is also seen in baseball batting and in gymnastics when doing the iron cross on the rings.’
    • ‘He is starting to change the face of batting, much as his mate Warne has done with bowling.’
    • ‘He led the American League in batting once, home runs once, assists three times and fielding twice, but never gained a stolen base title.’
    • ‘Hit better in 20 minutes with the simple, systematic approach to batting!’
    • ‘Aaron and Ruth both won batting and RBI titles to go with their multiple home run crowns but never put together all three legs in one year.’
    • ‘The likely replacement will be Scarborough's Rob Barlow, who offers a similar combination of leg-spin, sound batting and good fielding.’
    • ‘Let's not forget that the Dodgers were also last in the N.L. in batting, on-base, and slugging averages as well as runs scored.’
    • ‘Ten men won the privilege of batting against baseball's all-time strikeouts king as part of a promotion for a candy bar.’
    • ‘The biggest factor that turned the game India's way in Barbados was the inept batting by West Indies.’
    • ‘He said it did not take a lot to adjust his batting to Test cricket from one-dayers.’
    • ‘After three days of methodical batting and tight bowling, it had come to this.’
    • ‘In his first six Championship innings, for example, he plundered a century and three half-centuries while his batting in knockout cricket has been quite fantastic.’
    • ‘You scored at a consistent rate throughout your innings - was the wicket a good one for batting?’
    • ‘The standards have gone up, and not just in batting, bowling or fielding.’
    • ‘Bowling also involves a more natural movement than batting.’
    • ‘He was seventh in overall batting, with an average of .324, and 10th in total trips to the plate with 623.’
    1. 1.1 A cricket team's batsmen collectively.
      ‘Australia made inroads into our batting’
      • ‘The Green are eager to make inroads into our batting.’
      • ‘Stillington made major inroads into Harrogate's batting as they dismissed three home batsmen for ducks.’
      • ‘Making early inroads into the Uttar Pradesh batting line-up they took firm control of the proceedings.’

Pronunciation

batting

/bætɪŋ/

Main definitions of batting in English

: batting1batting2

batting2

noun

  • Cotton wadding prepared in sheets for use in quilts.

    • ‘Stuff the legs with batting and stitch the ends together to form a stalk long enough to wrap around the child.’
    • ‘The coverlet sandwiches batting between the plain tablecloth and red-and-white-striped cotton fabric.’
    • ‘Here, we padded a wall with batting and fabric, then secured crisscrossing ribbons with fabric tacks.’
    • ‘For raised daisy centers, slip a small piece of batting or fleece under the center before stitching the layers together around the circle perimeter.’
    • ‘A middle insulating layer of batting and two layers of pieced, appliqued, or whole cloth form the completed quilt.’
    • ‘These washable, cuddly teddy bears, are stuffed with chopped clean fabric or batting and then placed in washable bags.’
    • ‘Trim excess material and batting with a sharp utility knife.’
    • ‘Layer the cover fabrics loosely with the batting in the middle and the lining on the opposite side of the burlap.’
    • ‘Cut several additional pieces of batting in graduated sizes, each slightly smaller than the previous.’
    • ‘Cut a second towel to fit your chair seat, stuff with a layer of quilt batting, and sew closed; add ribbon ties to back corners.’
    • ‘You can make them out of many different things, such as old doors, windows or just plywood panels upholstered with batting and fabric.’
    • ‘This cover protects the batting and decorative fabric because, over time, uncovered foam can create friction holes in these materials.’
    • ‘The inner batting was purchased… as was the material for the back sheet.’

Pronunciation

batting

/bætɪŋ/