batting batting  /ˈbæ tɪŋ/


  1. (n) (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  2. (n) stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
  3. (n) nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
  4. (n) (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
  5. (n) a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
  6. (n) the club used in playing cricket
  7. (n) a club used for hitting a ball in various games
  8. (v) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
  9. (v) wink briefly
  10. (v) have a turn at bat
  11. (v) use a bat
  12. (v) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight


  1. When he walks to the plate like an outsize Little Leaguer, batting helmet resting loosely on his ears, hardly anyone in Boston cheers, or even boos.
  2. Offensively, the Mets topped and league in batting average and runs scored.
  3. After batting against Morris in practice, the Owls now saw their opponents' pitches as if they were in slow motion and made it to the second round of the play-offs.


  1. Costner takes batting practice in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kevin Costner took timeout from filming his football movie in Cleveland for a little batting practice before the Indians played the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. The Bryce Harper Bobblehead Batting Practice Show

    Bryce Harper puts on an impromptu batting practice show for bobblehead-happy fans.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Toth Test: Batting Practice Pitcher

    Bill Toth tries out his pitching arm as a batting practice pitcher in this week’s version of the Toth Test! WPMT Fox43 Sports …
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg


  1. In his column in the Daily Mail, Hussain wrote: "Bringing him back at this stage cannot be justified and would create more problems than it solves. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Michael's batting and the experience he would bring as a...
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Nasser Hussain Source:

  2. "When we have been practising out on the field, batting and bowling, the intensity has been fine," Flintoff said. "But when people are on their own, and with time to think, the mood has been different."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Andrew Flintoff Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

  3. "We tried different things, different batting orders, to see if something clicked, and there just wasn't any real consistency," Gibbons said. "We had our ups and downs, the problem is it was more downs this year."
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: John Gibbons Source: 680 News

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