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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: b√Ęton; BATON

batten

2 noun
     
Related topics: Construction
batten2 [countable]
TBC a long narrow piece of wood that is attached to other pieces of wood or another building material to strengthen them and keep them in place

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