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Noun
/bəˈtän/,
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batons, plural;
  1. A short stick or staff or something resembling one, in particular

  2. A thin stick used by a conductor to direct an orchestra or choir

  3. A short stick or tube passed from runner to runner in a relay race

  4. A long stick carried and twirled by a drum major

  5. A police officer's club

  6. A staff symbolizing office or authority, esp. one carried by a field marshal

  7. A narrow bend truncated at each end

  8. A short bar replacing some figures on the dial of a clock or watch

  9. One of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to wands in others


  1. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
  2. truncheon: a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  3. a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
  4. a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
  5. a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race
  6. BATON is a Type 1 block cipher in use since at least 1995 by the United States government to secure classified information.
  7. The endpin or spike is the component of a cello or double bass that makes contact with the floor. It is made of metal, or in some cases wood or carbon fiber, and is extensible from the bottom of the instrument, and secured with a thumbscrew. ...
  8. A baton is a stick that is used by conductors primarily to exaggerate and enhance manual and bodily movements. They are generally made of a light wood, fiberglass or carbon fiber which is tapered to a grip shaped like a pear, drop, cylinder etc, usually of cork or wood. ...
  9. A truncheon or baton (also called a cosh, Paddy wacker, billystick, b'tawn, billy club, nightstick, sap, blackjack, stick) is essentially a stick of less than arm's length, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal, and carried by law-enforcement, corrections, security, and (less often) military ...
  10. During a relay race, members of a team take turns running, orienteering, swimming, cross-country skiing, biathlon, or skating (usually with a baton in the first) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. Relay races take the form of professional races and amateur games. ...
  11. The word baton, from the French bâton (stick, also in ordinary senses; itself from Late Latin bastum "stout staff," presumed of Celtic origin), has been used in English at least since 1590 (earlier as a weapon) to indicate a type of formal attribute of office in the shape of a rather short stick ...
  12. Alternative form of baton
  13. (BATONS) These are markers which represent the hours and minutes on a watch in place of numerals.
  14. (Batons) Oblong hour markers on the dial of a watch or clock face.
  15. (The Batons) Placed behind the shield two gold Batons in Saltire enamelled at the end Sable (black), which represent the Duke of Norfolk's office as Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England.
  16. (Bat'-on) The Baton, or, more fully, the Baton Sinister, is a diminutive of the bend sinister, of which it is one-fourth the width. It is a rare bearing, and generally denotes illegitimacy. Sometimes, though erroneously, called a fissure.
  17. A tourney sword from the 14th or 15th century. There are several contemporary illustrations that depict knights fighting on horseback with such "wands," although in one of the primary references, King René d'Anjou's Livre de Tournoi, the author uses the word "masse". ...
  18. is another name for a baguette.
  19. Common name for the wooden key of the carillon clavier.
  20. A bendlet couped; when borne from sinister chief to dexter base it is a mark of bastardy.
  21. is the charioteer who vanished together with Amphiaraus during the war of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES. Baton was also his relative, but others say that Amphiaraus' charioteer was Elato [Apd.3.6.8; Pau.2.23.2].
  22. a rod or wand, staff or truncheon that serves as a mark of office or authority; see SWAGGER STICK, WARDER, COUP STICK, BATS 'n' HATS, SANDBAG. ...
  23. A white loaf of bread somewhat smaller than a baguette.
  24. the special stick a conductor uses to keep time during an orchestra
  25. 1) Short cute stick-like device used by conductors to make the beat easier to see, 2) often dropped ornamented stick twirled by auxiliaries called twirlers, once very popular but now much less so, see Rifles.