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8 definitions found
 for Batten
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  [1913 Webster]
     3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
        separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
        called also lay and batten.
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     Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
        a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
     Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from
        its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
     Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
        an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
        metals, cutting screws, etc.
     Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
        the foot.
     Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
     Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
        without an automatic feed for the tool.
     Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
     Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
        cutting tool is held in the other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batten \Bat"ten\, v. i.
     To grow fat; to grow fat in ease and luxury; to glut one's
     self. --Dryden.
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           The pampered monarch lay battening in ease. --Garth.
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           Skeptics, with a taste for carrion, who batten on the
           hideous facts in history, -- persecutions,
           inquisitions.                            --Emerson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batten \Bat"ten\, n. [F. b[^a]ton stick, staff. See Baton.]
     A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; as,
     (a) pl. (Com. & Arch.) Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/2 inches
         and not less than 6 feet long. --Brande & C.
     (b) (Naut.) A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a
         tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent
     (c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a
         crack, etc.
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     Batten door (Arch.), a door made of boards of the whole
        length of the door, secured by battens nailed crosswise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batten \Bat"ten\, v. t.
     To furnish or fasten with battens.
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     To batten down, to fasten down with battens, as the
        tarpaulin over the hatches of a ship during a storm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batten \Bat"ten\, n. [F. battant. See Batter, v. t.]
     The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the
     threads of a woof.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Batten \Bat"ten\ (b[a^]t"t'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Battened
     (b[a^]t"t'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Battening.] [See Batful.]
     1. To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten. "Battening
        our flocks." --Milton.
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     2. To fertilize or enrich, as land.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or
           synthetic fiber [syn: batting, batten]
      2: a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
      v 1: furnish with battens; "batten ships" [syn: batten,
           batten down, secure]
      2: secure with battens; "batten down a ship's hatches"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "batten":
     Mystik tape, Scotch tape, act drop, adhesive tape, anchor,
     articulate, asbestos, asbestos board, backdrop, band, bandage,
     bang, bar, barricade, batten down, belay, belt, bloom, blossom,
     bolt, bolt down, boom, border, buckle, butt, button, button up,
     cellophane tape, chain, choke, choke off, clap, clasp, cleat, clip,
     close, close up, cloth, cloth tape, constrict, contain, contract,
     coulisse, counterweight, cover, cram, curtain, curtain board,
     cyclorama, decor, devour, dovetail, drop, drop curtain, engorge,
     fascia, fasten, fasten down, fatten, fillet, fire curtain, flat,
     flipper, flourish, flower, fold, fold up, friction tape, girdle,
     glut, gluttonize, gobble, gorge, gormandize, grow fat, gulp,
     gulp down, guttle, guzzle, hanging, hasp, hinge, hitch, hook, jam,
     joint, key, latch, lath, ligula, ligule, list, live to eat, lock,
     lock out, lock up, make fast, make secure, make sure, masking tape,
     miter, moor, mortise, nail, occlude, padlock, peg, pin, plank,
     plastic tape, plumb, rabbet, rag, raven, ribband, ribbon, rivet,
     scarf, scene, scenery, screen, screw, seal, seal off, seal up,
     secure, sew, shred, shut, shut the door, shut up, side scene,
     skewer, slam, slat, slip, snap, spill, spline, squeeze shut,
     stage screw, staple, stick, stitch, strake, strangle, strap, strip,
     strop, stuff, tab, tableau, tack, taenia, tape, tape measure,
     tapeline, teaser, tether, thrive, ticker tape, tie, toggle,
     tormentor, transformation, transformation scene, wedge, wing,
     wingcut, wolf, wolf down, woodcut, zip up, zipper

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