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  • n. A compound wood board consisting of boards of softwood placed side by side and sandwiched between veneer panels, often of hardwood, considered to be of lower quality than blockboard.

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batten +‎ board

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  • a type of exterior siding or interior paneling that has alternating wide boards and narrow wooden strips, called battens. Also called board-and-batten or barn siding.

    February 23, 2007