sheering batten

sheering batten

[′shir·iŋ ‚bat·ən]
(naval architecture)
One of the long strips of wood attached to the frames of a ship to locate the strakes of the shell plating in relation to the sheer of the deck.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.