Pronunciation: (pat'n),[key] —n. 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, esp. one of a number resting on unbroken ground as a substitute for a foundation.
Pronunciation: (pat'n),[key] —n. Gilbert (“Burt L. Standish”), 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.