Related (4): baton, truncheon, nightstick, sap
[ˈbatn] ✕ Play
battens (plural noun)
- a long, flat strip of squared wood or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.
- a strip of wood or metal for securing the edges of a tarpaulin that covers a ship's hatch.
- a strip of wood or plastic used to stiffen and extend the leech of a sail.
- strengthen or fasten (something) with battens:
[ˈbatn] ✕ Play
battens (third person present)
- thrive or prosper at the expense of (someone):
Synonymsbar, bolt, clamp, rail, shaft, board, strip, fasten, fix, secure, clamp, clasp, bolt, rivet, lash, seal, tether, Wikipedia
"Battons" Example Sentences
Common Phases1. In a tight spot; pull out the big batons.
2. When words fail; let the batons speak.
3. The batons were raised; tensions were high.
4. Bring out the batons; it's time for some discipline.
5. The crowd grew restless; the batons were at the ready.
6. The sound of batons striking; chaos ensued.
7. The batons were drawn; peace was restored.
8. The adrenaline kicked in; the batons were wielded with force.
9. The protesters wouldn't back down; the batons were their only defense.
10. The batons served as a reminder; authority would not be questioned.
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