a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water.
the fabric so decorated.
to hand-dye (material) using the technique of batik.
a variant spelling of batik
a process of printing fabric in which parts not to be dyed are covered by wax
fabric printed in this way
(as modifier): a batik shirt
1880, from Dutch, from Malay mbatik, said to be from amba “to write” + titik “dot, point.”
- Batting around
Sports. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. a racket, especially one used in badminton or table tennis. a whip used by a jockey. the act of using a club or racket in a game. the right or turn to use a club or racket. a heavy […]
- Batting average
Baseball. a measure of the batting ability of a player, obtained by dividing the number of base hits by the number of official times at bat and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A player with 100 base hits in 300 times at bat has a batting average of 0.333. Informal. a degree […]
- Batting eye
the batter’s visual appraisal of balls pitched toward home plate. Historical Examples If only Wagner had found his batting eye he would surely send his captain home with the tying run. Fast Nine Alan Douglas I see he didnt lose his batting eye while he was a hold-out. Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team Lester […]
- Batting order
the sequence in which hitters will bat in a given game, determined in advance by the team manager. Historical Examples The head of their batting order is coming up, but the way youve been pitching up to now they all look alike to you. Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick They changed their batting […]