- absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc.
Origin of cotton batting
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for cotton batting
Have you any cotton-batting, or black sewing-silk, to give me, to quilt it with?Roughing it in the Bush
Near by were little heaps of cotton-batting, wrapping-cord, and hair.
What ever else can be said of cotton-batting, however, it is hardly a topic of smart conversation.The Imitator
"I lost some cotton-batting once before," he half-whispered to Gwendolyn.The Poor Little Rich Girl
These can then be caulked with oakum, cotton-batting, or wicking, or something of that nature.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler