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Webster 1913 Edition


Wad

Wad

,
Noun.
[See
Woad
.]
Woad.
[Obs.]

Wad

,
Noun.
[Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw.
vadd
wadding, Dan
vat
, D. & G.
watte
. Cf.
Wadmol
.]
1.
A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
Holland.
2.
Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.
3.
A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.
Wed hook
,
a rod with a screw or hook at the end, used for removing the wad from a gun.

Wad

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Waded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Wadding
.]
1.
To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding;
as, to
wad
tow or cotton
.
2.
To insert or crowd a wad into;
as, to
wad
a gun
; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton;
as, to
wad
a cloak
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wad

WAD

, n.
1.
A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old ropeyarn, used for stopping the charge of powder in a gun and pressing it close to the shot, or for keeping the powder and shot close.
2.
A little mass, tuft or bundle, as of hay or peas.

WAD

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Definition 2023


wäd

wäd

See also: wad, WAD, wæd, and -wad

Saterland Frisian

Verb

wäd

  1. third person singular of wäide