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Definition of batten:

  1. A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; as, ( a) pl. ( Com. & amp; Arch.) Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/ 2 inches and not less than 6 feet long. Brande & amp; C. ( b) ( Naut.) A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent chafing. ( c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc.
  2. The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the threads of a woof.
  3. To fertilize or enrich, as land.
  4. To furnish or fasten with battens.
  5. To grow fat; to grow fat in ease and luxury; to glut one's self.
  6. To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten.

Synonyms:

guarantee, ensure, batten down, stop up, fasten, batting, tie, procure, clean up, make a killing, money, profit, fix, plug, insure, assure, secure.

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