Definitions for waddingˈwɒd ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wad•dingˈwɒd ɪŋ(n.)

  1. any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.

  2. material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.

  3. a wad or lump.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. packing material, packing, wadding(noun)

    any material used especially to protect something


  1. wadding(Noun)

    wads collectively

  2. wadding(Noun)

    soft, fibrous cotton or wool used to make a wad, or as a packaging material

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wadding

    of Wad

  2. Wadding(noun)

    a wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made

  3. Wadding(noun)

    any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose


  1. Wadding

    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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