noun Date: 1627 1. wads or material for making wads 2. a soft mass or sheet of short loose fibers used for stuffing or padding

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  • Wadding — is a disc of material used in guns to seal gas behind a projectile or to separate powder from shot. [ [http://homestudy.ihea.com/glossary fa.htm#w Glossary of Firearms Terms] , Introduction to Hunter Education] Wadding can be crucial to a gun s… …   Wikipedia

  • Wadding — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Luke Wadding (1588–1657), irischer Historiker und Theologe Michael Wadding (1591–1644), irischer Theologe und Mystiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wadding — Wad ding, n. [See {Wad} a little mass.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made. [1913 Webster] 2. Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wadding — Wadding, Lucas, geb. 1588 in Waterfoord; Minorist lehrte in Salamanca die Theologie, ging 1618 mit dem Generalvicar seines Ordens nach Rom, wo er Generalcommissarius der deutschen u. französischen Nation war u. 1625 das irländische Collegium St.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wadding —   [ wɔdɪȖ], Lucas, irischer Franziskaner und Historiker, * Waterford 16. 10. 1588, ✝ Rom 18. 11. 1657; Lehrer in Salamanca; kam 1618 als Theologe der spanischen Gesandtschaft zur Förderung der Dogmatisierung der Unbefleckten Empfängnis nach Rom;… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • wadding — [wäd′iŋ] n. 1. any soft or fibrous material for use in padding, packing, stuffing, etc.; esp., cotton made up into loose, fluffy sheets, or batting 2. any soft material for making wads, as for guns or cartridges 3. a wad, or wads collectively …   English World dictionary

  • Wadding — Wad Wad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wadding}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton. [1913 Webster] 2. To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wadding — wad ► NOUN 1) a lump or bundle of a soft material, as used for padding, stuffing, or wiping. 2) a bundle of paper, banknotes, or documents. 3) informal a large amount of something, especially money. 4) chiefly historical a disc of felt or another …   English terms dictionary

  • wadding — noun a) wads collectively She slipped a hand into her kerchief pocket and took out the wadding and waved in reply of course without letting him and then slipped it back. b) soft, fibrous cotton or wool used to make a wad, or as a packaging… …   Wiktionary

  • wadding — [[t]wɒ̱dɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Wadding is soft material which is put around things to protect them, for example in packing …   English dictionary

  • wadding — wad·ding || wÉ‘dɪŋ / wÉ’d n. filler, padding; pulp, cotton wool wÉ‘d /wÉ’d n. small mass, small ball; padding material; (Slang) large amount (as of money, friends, etc.) v. plug with cotton wool; line or pad with wadding; hold in place with… …   English contemporary dictionary

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