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patten

[ pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt n /
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noun

any of various kinds of footwear, as a wooden shoe, a shoe with a wooden sole, a chopine, etc., to protect the feet from mud or wetness.
a separate sole attached to a shoe or boot for this purpose.
Building Trades. any stand or support, especially one of a number resting on unbroken ground as a substitute for a foundation.

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Origin of patten

1350–1400; Middle English paten<Middle French patin wooden shoe, perhaps derivative of pate paw

OTHER WORDS FROM patten

pattened, adjective

Definition for patten (2 of 2)

Patten
[ pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt n /

noun

Gilbert "Burt L. Standish", 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
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British Dictionary definitions for patten

patten
/ (ˈpætən) /

noun

a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring

Word Origin for patten

C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw
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