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a sheet of matted cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of batt
First recorded in 1830–40; special use of bat1
Other definitions for batt (2 of 2)
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How to use batt in a sentence
I am very sorry to hear that Batt is detained at Oxford in a bad state of health, with some symptoms of a growing dropsy.
From the first Batt applied himself to win his patroness' favour to his clever and needy friend.
His letters to Batt—the replies which came he never published—are remarkable reading, and do credit to both sides.
Well, sir, o' course I've got those what I pinched off t' batt'ry that was here before!
This 'appened in a battle to a batt'ry of the corps Which is first among the women an' amazin' first in war.
British Dictionary definitions for batt
/ (bæt) /
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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