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  <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2021 is:</font>

<strong>batten</strong> &#8226; BAT-un&nbsp; &#8226; <em>verb</em><br />
<p><em>Batten</em> means "to furnish or fasten with or as if with supports."

// Residents battened down their doors and windows before the storm.

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<strong>Examples:</strong><br />
<p>"Everything was <em>battened</em> down and they were all set to leave the round-the-clock eatery—until they discovered there was no key to the front door. It had been that long since they'd locked it." — Bob Yesbek, <em>The Cape Gazette</em> (Lewes, Delaware), 7 May 2021

<strong>Did you know?</strong><br />
<p><em>Batten</em> comes from the name for an iron bar used to secure the covering of a hatchway on a ship, which was especially useful in preparation of stormy weather. The verb <em>batten</em> is used in variations of the phrase "<a href="">batten down the hatches</a>," which means "to prepare for a difficult or dangerous situation." It winds back to Latin <em>battuere</em>, meaning "to beat."


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