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  1. batten

    • IPA[ˈbatn]

    英式

    • n.
      a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.;a strip of wood or metal for securing a tarpaulin over a ship's hatchway.
    • v.
      strengthen or fasten (something) with battens
    • verb: batten, 3rd person present: battens, gerund or present participle: battening, past tense: battened, past participle: battened

    • noun: batten, plural noun: battens

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.
    • a strip of wood or metal for securing a tarpaulin over a ship's hatchway.
    • a strip of wood or plastic used to stiffen and hold the leech of a sail out from the mast.

    動詞

    • 1. strengthen or fasten (something) with battens Stephen was battening down the shutters