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batten plate[′bat·ən ‚plāt]
A rectangular plate used to connect two parallel structural steel members by riveting or welding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
batten plate, stay plate
A steel plate used to join two parallel components (such as flanges or angles) of a built-up structural column, girder, or strut; designed to transmit shear between the two components.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.