Definition of patten
: a clog, sandal, or overshoe often with a wooden sole or metal device to elevate the foot and increase the wearer's height or aid in walking in mud
Origin of patten
Middle English patin, from Anglo-French, from pate paw, hoof, from Vulgar Latin *patta, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century
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