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(1):

(n.) A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.

(2):

(n.) 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):

(n.) A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.

(4):

(n.) Woad.

(5):

(n.) Alt. of Wadd

(6):

(v. t.) 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.

(7):

(v. t.) To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Wad'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/w/wad.html. 1828.

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