ticking

[ tik-ing ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪŋ /

noun

a strong cotton fabric, usually twilled, used especially in making cloth ticks.
a similar cloth in satin weave or Jacquard, used especially for mattress covers.

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Origin of ticking

First recorded in 1635–45; tick3 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for ticking

ticking
/ (ˈtɪkɪŋ) /

noun

a strong cotton fabric, often striped, used esp for mattress and pillow covers

Word Origin for ticking

C17: from tick ³
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