patten

patten

[pat-n]
noun
1.
any of various kinds of footwear, as a wooden shoe, a shoe with a wooden sole, a chopine, etc., to protect the feet from mud or wetness.
2.
a separate sole attached to a shoe or boot for this purpose.
3.
Building Trades. any stand or support, especially one of a number resting on unbroken ground as a substitute for a foundation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English paten < Middle French patin wooden shoe, perhaps derivative of pate paw

pattened, adjective
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Patten

[pat-n]
noun
Gilbert ("Burt L. Standish") 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
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patten (ˈpætən)
 
n
a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
 
[C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw]

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patten
late 14c., from O.Fr. patin "clog" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from P.Celt. *patta, of imitative origin.
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