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Noun: batten  ba-t(u)n
  1. Stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fibre
    - batting
     
  2. A strip fixed to something to hold it firm
Verb: batten  ba-t(u)n
  1. Furnish with battens
    "batten ships";
    - batten down, secure
     
  2. Secure with battens
    "batten down a ship's hatches"

Sounds like: baton

Derived forms: battens, battening, battened

Type of: beef up, fortify, strengthen, strip, stuffing

Encyclopedia: Batten, Burton, Durstine and Osborne