What is batten?

  • (verb): Secure with battens.
    Example: "Batten down a ship's hatches"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A batten is a thin strip of solid material, typically made from wood, plastic or metal. Battens are used in building construction and various other fields as both structural and purely cosmetic elements. In the steel industry, battens may also be referred to as "top hats", in reference to the profile of the metal.

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Lionel Long - Stonybrook
... name Stonybrook by advertising creative Matthew Batten ... Batten maintains a collection of Lionel Long memorabilia, including a unique country-style chair, hand-painted by Long in a folk art style, which was ...
Batten - Other Uses
... In sailing, battens are long, thin strips (usually fiberglass or some similar material nowadays, but historically wooden) used to support the roach of a sail ... thus giving rise to the common phrase "batten down the hatches!", meaning to secure the hatches against an approaching storm ... In cabinetry, battens may be used to strengthen panels made up of multiple boards, as in a batten door, or to cover joins ...
Masakazu Imanari - Mixed Martial Arts Career - ZST
... Imanari also defeated former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion, Danny Batten ... In the first round Batten took Imanari down on the ropes but Imanari attempted a triangle choke ... Batten escaped it but Imanari then transitioned to an armbar causing Batten to submit in just over 40 seconds ...
Shawn Batten
... Susan Shawn Batten (born August 14, 1975) is an U.S.actress most notably recognized from her role as the second Sara Cummings (1998–1999) in NBC's soap opera Sunset Beach and Natalia Carlisle ... Besides a one episode appearance on the short-lived series Just Legal in 2006, Batten has yet to return to acting since Games ended ... Batten grew up in Ramsey, New Jersey ...
Timothy C. Batten, Sr.
... Timothy Carroll Batten, Sr ... Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Batten received a B.S ... On September 28, 2005, Batten was nominated by President George W ...

More definitions of "batten":

  • (noun): A strip fixed to something to hold it firm.
  • (noun): Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber.
    Synonyms: batting