Batten

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  1. A strip of wood used for nailing across two other pieces (as to hold them together or to cover a crack). Webster 3rd
  2. A piece of square-sawn converted timber, between 2 in and 4 in (5.1 and 10.2 cm) in thickness and from 5 to 8 in (12.7 to 20.3 cm) in width. Used for flooring or as a support for laths. CTD
  3. A bar fastened across a door, or anything composed of parallel boards to secure them and to add strength and/or reduce warping. CTD

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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