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batter

n. [cf. BATTER (UP)] a board used to batten up windows before a hurricane: the batters or shutters. (Nassau, San Sal.)

-- v. especially in the phrase: batter up [from batten by denasalization of final vowel] to batten down: Windows should be battered up (Nassau). Ensure that your house is battered (ibid). (Gen.)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-06 11:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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