Batten door
Batten Bat"ten, n. [F. b[^a]ton stick, staff. See {Baton}.] A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; as, (a) pl. (Com. & Arch.) Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/2 inches and not less than 6 feet long. --Brande & C. (b) (Naut.) A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent chafing. (c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Batten door} (Arch.), a door made of boards of the whole length of the door, secured by battens nailed crosswise. [1913 Webster]


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