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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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So, don't batten down the hatches, open them up and invite someone in for a cup of tea.
We just have to batten down the hatches and try and get through this storm.
Weathermen are now urging people to batten down the hatches once again as the high winds continue.
The intimate Wolverhampton venue was the latest stopoff where it was necessary to batten down the hatches with 'sold-out' signs.
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Show me any natural disaster in history that was averted because the Michael Fishes of this world told you to batten down the hatches.
The great entertainers of the Welsh Premiership were today told to batten down the hatches.
Can't stand the Spring with its nettle stings, Hay fever, wasps and the weeds it bring It's then the wife buys paint, and 'justa' Head and means "get crackin' Buster"Too flaming hot" I moan at Summer Each trickle of sweat turns my visage glummer I nearly blow my temperature gaskets Continually waterin' those hanging baskets Listen, what goads me to complain Is that never endin' Autumn rain Brushing leaves stuck to the muddy floor Makes my back ache worse than before Winter draws on, batten down the hatches The forecast?
SANTA CLARITA - Batten down the hatches because here come the winds.
The Goose then had to batten down the hatches for the remainder of the tie to scrape the win and stay in the hunt for the trophy.