Definitions for "cushioning"
soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort.
Padding on the insole or outsole of a shoe for added comfort and stabilization.
Polyurethane foam, cotton felt or other materials that lie above the insulator and below the ticking of an innerspring mattress.
Keywords:  deadening, pace, kick, easier, stopping
a method of taking the pace out of the ball and making it easier to control by stopping it against part of your body before you kick it. See also Deadening the Ball.