batten

Definitions of batten
  1. noun
    a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
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    type of:
    strip
    thin piece of wood or metal
  2. verb
    secure with battens
    batten down a ship's hatches”
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    type of:
    beef up, fortify, strengthen
    make strong or stronger
  3. verb
    furnish with battens
    batten ships”
    synonyms: batten down, secure
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    type of:
    beef up, fortify, strengthen
    make strong or stronger
  4. noun
    stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
    synonyms: batting
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    type of:
    stuffing
    padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
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