batt

or bat

[ bat ]
/ bæt /

noun

a sheet of matted cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers.

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Origin of batt

First recorded in 1830–40; special use of bat1

Definition for batt (2 of 2)

batt.

battalion.
battery.
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British Dictionary definitions for batt

batt
/ (bæt) /

noun

textiles another word for batting (def. 1)
Australian and NZ a slab-shaped piece of insulating material used in building houses
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