from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pieces of fabric used for stuffing; batting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Pieces of fabric or fibre used for stuffing; as for batting or insulation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of bat, still occasionally used in some senses. See bat, 10, 11.
Variant of bat1, cotton or wool fiber wadded into rolls or sheets.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)