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Pronunciation of Batten: Learn how to pronounce Batten in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word batten:

a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.
a strip of wood or metal for securing a tarpaulin over a ship’s hatchway.
a strip of wood or plastic used to stiffen and hold the leech of a sail out from the mast.
[with object]
strengthen or fasten (something) with battens:
Stephen was battening down the shutters

batten down the hatches

Nautical secure a ship’s tarpaulins.
prepare for a difficulty or crisis:
a natural tendency in times of recession is to batten down the hatches

late 15th century: from Old French batant, present participle (used as a noun) of batre ‘to beat’, from Latin battuere