- A thin strip of wood used in construction to hold members of a structure together or to provide a fixing point.
- (nautical) A long strip of wood, metal, fibreglass etc used for various purposes aboard ship, esp. one inserted in a pocket sewn on the sail in order to keep the sail flat.
- In stagecraft, a long pipe, usually metal, affixed to the ceiling or fly system in a Theater.
- (nautical) to fasten or secure a hatch etc using battens.
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