Definitions for tickingˈtɪk ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tick•ingˈtɪk ɪŋ(n.)

  1. any of various strong, durable fabrics in plain, twill, or satin weave, constructed or printed in striped or floral patterns and used esp. to cover mattresses and pillows.

    Category: Textiles

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tick, ticking(noun)

    a metallic tapping sound

    "he counted the ticks of the clock"

  2. ticking(noun)

    a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers


  1. ticking(Noun)

    A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses.

  2. ticking(Noun)

    A sound of something ticking.

  3. ticking(Noun)

    An illusional style of dance where one moves his or her body to the "tic" of the music creating a strobe or animated effect.

  4. ticking(Noun)

    A marking that occurs on some horses. It involves white flecks of hair at the flank, and white hairs at the base of the tail, called a skunk tail or rabicano. Sometimes referred to as birdcatcher ticks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ticking

    of Tick

  2. Ticking(noun)

    a strong, closely woven linen or cotton fabric, of which ticks for beds are made. It is usually twilled, and woven in stripes of different colors, as white and blue; -- called also ticken


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