Definition of ticking in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪkɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • A strong, durable material, typically striped, used to cover mattresses.
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    • Even plain muslin or pillow ticking can look good if you spice it up with fancy ribbon.


mid 17th century: from tick3 + -ing1.

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