Definition of battening in English:


Syllabification: bat·ten·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbatn-iNG


  • 1The application or addition of battens.
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    • On Monday the builders will come along and finish the battening, ready to accept the shiny new slates.
    • Then the builders donned roofing gear and started in on the long, long job of finishing the battening and laying new slate tiles on the back roof.
  • 1.1A structure formed with battens.
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    • This arrives in the interspace between the box and the pavilion, which is roofed and partly clad in various degrees of battening.
    • Its vertical battening and large eaves evoke the Victorian cottages on Martha's Vineyard.
    • Mid-morning the builders came, climbed the scaffold, and the house began to shake and rattle as cedar shingles were ripped off, closely followed by old battening, and then, all of a sudden, there was no roof on the study.

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