Definition of battening in English:



  • 1The application or addition of battens.

    • ‘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. 1.1 A structure formed with battens.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This arrives in the interspace between the box and the pavilion, which is roofed and partly clad in various degrees of battening.’
      • ‘They're all heaped up in two towering piles, along with the old battening.’
      • ‘At a verge on the North Street elevation, the battening to support the tiles had been cut short.’
      • ‘Its vertical battening and large eaves evoke the Victorian cottages on Martha's Vineyard.’