Meaning of BATTEN in English

BATTEN

transcription, транскрипция: [ bæt(ə)n ]

( battens, battening, battened)

1.

A batten is a long strip of wood that is fixed to something to strengthen it or to hold it firm.

...a batten to support the base timbers.

N-COUNT

2.

If something is battened in place, it is made secure by having battens fixed across it or being closed firmly.

The roof was never securely battened down.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed adv / prep

3.

to batten down the hatches: see hatch

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