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bat·ten2

batten2

 
pronunciation:
bae tn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrow board or strip used esp. for exterior siding and flooring in wooden building construction.
definition 2: a thin, flexible length of wood or other material used to maintain flatness in a sail.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: battens, battening, battened
definition 1: to secure or fasten using battens (usu. fol. by "down").
He ran through the driving rain to batten the barn door.As the ship headed into the storm, the sailors battened down the hatches.
similar words:
board
definition 2: to furnish with battens.