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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strip fixed to something to hold it firm; Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber

Usage examples (37)
  • Fix a batten to the floor to fill the gap under an integral garage door.
  • batten down a ship's hatches
  • batten ships
  • "And when you don't get one, you kind of batten down the hatches." for more
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  • A "baton" is a short stick passed from one contestant to another in a race, while a "batten" is a wooden strip used to cover a joint between boards.
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