batten Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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battennoun [C]

uk   /ˈbæt.ən/  us   /ˈbæt̬-/
a long piece of wood, often attached to something to make that thing stronger

battenverb [T]

uk   /ˈbæt.ən/  us   /ˈbæt̬-/
to fasten something by fixing pieces of wood onto it: The boxes were securely battened before the journey.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “batten”
in Vietnamese ván lót…
in Spanish alfarjía…
in Thai ไม้ดาม…
in Malaysian kayu tetulang…
in French latte, planche…
in German die Leiste…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常用於加固的)板條,扣板, 掛瓦條…
in Indonesian kayu pengikat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常用于加固的)板条,扣板, 挂瓦条…
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