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batten

1. a narrow flat length of wood or plastic inserted in pockets of a sail to give it proper shape
2. a lath used for holding a tarpaulin along the side of a raised hatch on a ship
3. Theatre
a. a row of lights
b. the strip or bar supporting them
4. NZ an upright part of a fence made of wood or other material, designed to keep wires at equal distances apart

Batten

Jean. 1909--82, New Zealand aviator: the first woman to fly single-handed from Australia to Britain (1935)

Batten

A narrow strip of wood that is applied over a joint between parallel boards in the same plane. In roofing, the standing seam of a metal roof gives the same appearance of a batten,

Batten

 

(Russian tes), a thin board obtained by sawing softwood logs lengthwise. Battens are 4–6.4 m long, 19–25 mm thick, and usually 100–110 mm wide. They are used in shipbuilding and railroad car construction to form paneling—either flush or with spaces between the planks—and to cover roofs and panel walls. Originally, boards obtained from the roughhewing of logs (obtesyvanie), which were usually first split in half, were designated by the term tes.

batten

[′bat·ən]
(aerospace engineering)
Metal, wood, or plastic panels laced to the envelope of a blimp in the nose cone to add rigidity to the nose and provide a good point of attachment for mooring.
(building construction)
A sawed timber strip of specific dimension-usually 7 inches (18 centimeters) broad, less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick, and more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long-used for outside walls of houses, flooring, and such.
A strip of wood nailed across a door or other structure made of parallel boards to strengthen it and prevent warping.

batten

1. A narrow strip of wood applied to cover a joint along the edges of two parallel boards in the same plane.
2. A strip of wood fastened across two or more parallel boards to hold them together; also called a cross batten
3. A flat strip of wood attached to a wall as a base for lathing, plastering, etc.; also called a furring strip.
4. In roofing, a wood strip applied over boards or roof structural members; used as a base for the attachment of slate, wood, or clay-tile shingles.
5.See board and batten
6. A board usually 2 in. (5 cm) to 4 in. (10 cm) thick and usually used as a lathing support or in flooring.
7. A steel strip used to secure metal flooring on a fire escape.
8. On a theater stage, a strip of wood to frame, stiffen, or reinforce a flat, or to fasten several flats together.
9. On a theater stage, length of hollow metal of round, square, or rectangular cross section used in connection with stage rigging to hang scenery or lighting equipment, such as a pipe batten or lighting batten.
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On the way there passengers pass an impressive display of aviation memorabilia, much of it related to Jean Batten, and the actual Percival Gull aircraft that she used for her 1936 record flight hangs above the 'airside' retail area, though it can be seen from the landside section, courtesy of glass walls.
Jenny Jones beat Jean Batten Jones on a countback after they both finished all square in a bogey comp with Sue McCarthy (2-down) third, and Mair Jones claimed an ace when she holed her driver at the 165 yard ninth.
Arthur Ames (34) won a senior comp from Eilian Williams and J Glyn Jones, both on 32 and ladies' nine hole comps were won by Sue Walmsley with 19 points and Jean Batten Jones with 18.
He won a bogey comp on a countback after finishing on 5-up with Alan Brewster, one ahead of Clive Williams, he scored 43 points but lost by one to Peter MacKenzie with Alex Wilson (40) third, then 39 in another Stableford to finish behind Les Wilde (41) and Nobby Morris (40) Stephanie Chalk (25) won one winter league comp from Sondra Williams (22) and Tracey Ellis (20) and Jean Batten Jones (22) another from Melanie Hannen (18) and Sue McCarthy (17).