Meaning of BATTEN in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ bæt(ə)n ]
( battens, battening, battened)
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.
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
to batten down the hatches: see hatch
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006