board and batten


noun Carpentry.

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

Nearby words

  1. boadicea,
  2. boak,
  3. boanerges,
  4. boar,
  5. board,
  6. board bridge,
  7. board certification,
  8. board check,
  9. board foot,
  10. board game

Origin of board and batten

First recorded in 1900–05

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