Definition of ticking in English:

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ticking

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪkɪŋ/

noun

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

Origin

Mid 17th century: from tick3 + -ing1.

Words that rhyme with ticking

licking
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