Definition of wad
What does the word wad mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Small lump of soft material used to keep things apart or in place or to stuff up opening, esp. disk of felt &c. keeping powder or shot compact in gun. (Vb) press (cotton &c.) into w. or wadding; line (garment, coverlet), protect (person, walls, &c.), with wadding (also fig., as well wadded with conceit); stop up (aperture, gun-barrel), keep (powder &c.) in place, with w.; ram (w.) home. [Swedish]