Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAT,1 BATT, n. and v. [bɑt]
(1) A staple or loop of iron.
Ags. 1761 in D. Grewar Story of Glenisla (1926) 154:
To William Nicol for batts to the bellhouse ¥1. 4. Gsw. 1701 Records Burgh Glasgow (ed. Marwick 1908) 340:
Item, to James Stirling, merchan, for lead to fasten the batts of the doors. Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn.:
Bats and bands, a description of rude hinges, consisting of a hook which is driven into the door-frame, and a strap with an eye which is nailed to the door, so that the door can at any time be lifted off its hinges. [Given also in J. Barrowman Sc. Mining Terms 8.]
(2) (See quot.)
Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Sc. Mining Terms 8:
Bats, sometimes used to denote the hard part of the holing under a seam.
2. v. (See quot.)
Cai. 1905 D. Nicolson in E.D.D. Suppl.:
Bat. To fix against a wall, etc. with hold-fasts.
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