Fasten+with+battens

  • 1 batten — batten1 [bat′ n] n. [var. of BATON] 1. a sawed strip of wood, flooring, etc. 2. a strip of wood put over a seam between boards as a fastening or covering 3. a short piece of wood or plastic inserted in a sail to keep it taut 4. a strip of steel… …

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  • 2 Batten — Bat ten, v. t. To furnish or fasten with battens. [1913 Webster] {To batten down}, to fasten down with battens, as the tarpaulin over the hatches of a ship during a storm. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 To batten down — Batten Bat ten, v. t. To furnish or fasten with battens. [1913 Webster] {To batten down}, to fasten down with battens, as the tarpaulin over the hatches of a ship during a storm. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 List of Merriam–Webster's Words of the Year — Merriam Webster s Words of the Year, a list published annually by the American dictionary publishing company Merriam Webster, features the ten words of the year from the English language. This list started in 2003, and is published at the end of… …

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  • 5 batten — batten1 noun a long, flat wooden or metal strip for strengthening, stiffening, or securing something. verb strengthen, stiffen, or fasten with battens. Phrases batten down the hatches 1》 Nautical secure a ship s tarpaulins. 2》 prepare for a… …

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  • 6 batten — I. n. Wooden strip. II. v. a. 1. Fasten with battens. 2. Fatten, make fat. III. v. n. Grow fat, fatten, thrive …

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  • 7 batten — ► NOUN ▪ a long, flat wooden or metal strip for strengthening or securing something. ► VERB ▪ strengthen or fasten with battens. ● batten down the hatches Cf. ↑batten down the hatches ORIGIN Old French batant, from batre to beat …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 batten — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a long flat strip of squared timber or metal, esp. used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall etc. 2 a strip of wood used for clamping the boards of a door etc. 3 Naut. a strip of wood or metal for securing a …

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  • 9 batten — I. verb (battened; battening) Etymology: probably from Old Norse batna to improve; akin to Old English betera better Date: circa 1540 intransitive verb 1. a. to grow fat b. to feed gluttonously 2. to grow prosperous especially at the expense of… …

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  • 10 batten — I. /ˈbætn / (say batn) verb (i) 1. to become fat. –phrase 2. batten on, to live in luxury or prosper at the expense of (others). {probably Old Norse batna improve, from bati change for the better. Compare Old English bet better} II. /ˈbætn / (say …

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  • 11 batten — batten1 /bat n/, v.i. 1. to thrive by feeding; grow fat. 2. to feed gluttonously or greedily; glut oneself. 3. to thrive, prosper, or live in luxury, esp. at the expense of others: robber barons who battened on the poor. v.t. 4. to cause to… …

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  • 12 batten — {{11}}batten (n.) strip of wood (especially used to fasten canvas over ships hatches), 1650s, anglicized variant of baton a stick, a staff (see BATON (Cf. baton)). Nautical use attested from 1769. {{12}}batten (v.1) to improve; to fatten, 1590s,… …

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  • 13 batten — 1. noun two boards joined with battens Syn: bar, bolt, rail, shaft; board, strip 2. verb Stephen was battening down the shutters Syn: fasten, fix, secure, clamp (down), lash, make fast, nail (down) …

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  • 14 Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

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  • 15 External wall insulation — system= External wall insulation system (EWIS) a thermally insulated, protective, decorative exterior cladding system which consist of: *foamed polystyrene *mineral wool *polyurethane foam *mineral or synthetic plasterThermal insulation thickness …

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  • 16 staple — staple1 noun 1》 a small flattened U shaped piece of wire used to fasten papers together. 2》 a small U shaped metal bar with pointed ends for driving into wood to hold electric wires, battens, etc. in place. verb secure with a staple or staples.… …

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