What does the word batting mean?

Usage examples for batting

  1. Look here; if it is the batting that you are feeling sore about, you shall go in first. – A Tale of the Summer Holidays by G. Mockler
  2. The game consists in batting the ball with the hand back and forth over the string, a point being scored by either team whenever its opponents allow the ball to touch the floor. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  3. Six lines are the record Of all of these years of hard plowing in quack- grass, while batting At poisonous flies and stepping on poisonous snakes ... – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters