Patten Pat"ten, n. [F. patin a high-heeled shoe, fr. patte paw, foot. Cf. {Panton}, {Patt['e]}.] 1. A clog or sole of wood, usually supported by an iron ring, worn to raise the feet from the wet or the mud. [1913 Webster]

The patten now supports each frugal dame. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. A stilt. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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