batten

Definitions (5)

1. A narrow strip of wood used as siding to cover the joints of parallel boards or plywood. The resultant pattern is referred to as board and batten.

2. A strip of wood placed perpendicular to several parallel pieces of wood to hold them together.

3. A furring strip fastened to a wall to provide a base for lathing or plastering.

4. In roofing, a strip of wood placed over boards or roof structural members to provide a base for the application of wood or slate shingles, or clay tiles.

5. The steel strip that fastens the metal flooring on a fire escape.

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