board and batten

  1. a siding consisting of wide boards or of sheets of plywood set vertically with butt joints covered by battens.

Origin of board and batten

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby board and batten Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use board and batten in a sentence

  • He built a small board-and-batten house, planted a vineyard and orchard, bought a couple of cows and an incubator.

    Bunch Grass | Horace Annesley Vachell