Definition of wadding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒdɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1Soft, thick material used to line garments or pack fragile items, especially cotton wool formed into a fleecy layer: [count noun]: a new generation of low-bulk polyester waddings
More example sentences
  • Notice the soft wadding, which I and a few other top tailors use, as opposed to the far more common ready-made shoulder pad.
  • When viewed from above, a layer of white wadding, suspended from the ceiling, makes it look as if the church is floating above the clouds.
  • The contaminated cotton wadding was not found in quilts used in local colleges and nursing homes for the elderly.
stuffing, filling, filler, packing, padding, lining, cushioning, quilting;
reinforcement, buffer, protection, guard
1.1Material from which wads for guns are made.
Example sentences
  • He confirmed that waddings had been found from three cartridges.
  • It is necessary to firmly ram home the powder charge and over-shot wadding.
  • I could see the rough patch of wadding deep within the barrel; the scratches in the metal around the muzzle; smell old propellant and lubrication.

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