Definitions for waddingˈwɒd ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.
material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.
a wad or lump.
Origin of wadding:
packing material, packing, wadding(noun)
any material used especially to protect something
soft, fibrous cotton or wool used to make a wad, or as a packaging material
a wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made
any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose
Wadding is a disc of material used in guns to seal gas behind a projectile or to separate powder from shot. Wadding can be crucial to a gun's efficiency, since any gas that leaks past a projectile as it is being fired is wasted. A harder or more carefully designed item which serves this purpose is often called a sabot. Wadding for muzzleloaders is typically a small piece of cloth, or paper wrapping from the cartridge.
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