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Definition of batten:

(n) : a thin strip of wood used in construction to hold members of a structure together or to provide a fixing point; a long strip of wood, metal, fibreglass etc used for various purposes aboard ship, esp. one inserted in a pocket sewn on the sail in order to keep the sail flat
(v) : to fasten or secure a hatch etc using battens
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Definition of batten:

(n) : a thin strip of wood used in construction to hold members of a structure together or to provide a fixing point; a long strip of wood, metal, fibreglass etc used for various purposes aboard ship, esp. one inserted in a pocket sewn on the sail in order to keep the sail flat
(v) : to fasten or secure a hatch etc using battens

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