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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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Now bang your pins through the board and into the batten behind, ensuring they're just clear of the groove.
Batten has told the tale of this amazing woman in fast-paced prose that captures her indomitable spirit and the excitement and tension of her wartime experience.
Drill pilot holes at 600mm centres along the full length of the batten.