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ba·ton

 (bə-tŏn′, bă-, băt′n)
n.
1. Music A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
2. A hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tip or tips that is wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.
3. A short staff carried by certain public officials as a symbol of office.
4. Sports The hollow cylinder that is carried by each member of a relay team in a running race and passed to the next team member.
5. A short stick carried by police; a billy club.
6. Heraldry A shortened narrow bend, often signifying bastardy.

[French bâton, from Old French baston, stick, from Vulgar Latin *bastō, *bastōn-.]

baton

(ˈbætən; -tɒn)
n
1. (Classical Music) a thin stick used by the conductor of an orchestra, choir, etc, to indicate rhythm or expression
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms))
a. a short stick carried for use as a weapon, as by a policeman; truncheon
b. (as modifier): a baton charge.
3. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics a short bar carried by a competitor in a relay race and transferred to the next runner at the end of each stage
4. (Dancing) a long stick with a knob on one end, carried, twirled, and thrown up and down by a drum major or drum majorette, esp at the head of a parade
5. a staff or club carried by an official as a symbol of authority
6. (Heraldry) heraldry a single narrow diagonal line superimposed on all other charges, esp one curtailed at each end, signifying a bastard line
[C16: from French bâton, from Late Latin bastum rod, probably ultimately from Greek bastazein to lift up, carry]

ba•ton

(bəˈtɒn, bæ-, ˈbæt n)

n.
1. a wand with which a conductor directs an orchestra or band.
2. a metal rod fitted with a weighted bulb at each end and carried and twirled by a drum major or majorette.
3. a thin cylinder that is passed from one member of a relay team to the member next to compete.
4. a staff, club, or truncheon, esp. one serving as a mark of office or authority.
5. a slender heraldic bend.
[1540–50; < Middle French bâton, Old French baston < Vulgar Latin *bastōnem]

baton

Short bar carried by runners in a relay race.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baton - a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choirbaton - a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
2.baton - a short stout club used primarily by policemenbaton - a short stout club used primarily by policemen
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
3.baton - a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
4.baton - a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorettebaton - a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
5.baton - a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay racebaton - a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race
sports implement - an implement used in a sport

baton

noun stick, club, staff, stake, pole, rod, crook, cane, mace, wand, truncheon, sceptre I could see a baton being used vigorously.
Translations
عَصـا الشُّرْطيعَصا قائِد الفِقَةِ الموسيقيَّه
taktovkakolíkobušek
knippelpolitistavtaktstok
karmesteri pálca
lögreglukylfatónsproti
lazda
stekszizlis
taktovka

baton

[ˈbætən]
A. N (Mus) → batuta f (Mil) → bastón m; [of policeman] → porra f; (in race) → testigo m
to hand on or pass the baton to sbentregar el testigo a algn
to pick up the batonrecoger el testigo
B. CPD baton charge Ncarga f con bastones
baton round Nbala f de goma

baton

[ˈbætɒn] n
(= stick) → bâton m
[conductor] → baguette f
(= club) → matraque f
(in race)témoin m
to hand the baton over to sb, to pass the baton to sb (fig)passer le relais à qn, passer le flambeau à qn
to pick up the baton (fig)prendre le relaisbaton charge baton-charge (British)
n (by the police)charge f à la matraque
vt [police] → charger à la matraque
vi [police] → charger à la matraque

baton

[, (US)]
n
(Mus) → Taktstock m, → Stab m; (Mil) → (Kommando)stab m; under the baton of (Mus) → unter der Stabführung von
(of policeman)Schlagstock m; (for directing traffic) → Stab m
(in relay race) → Staffelholz nt, → Stab m; to hand on or pass the baton to somebody (fig)die Verantwortung an jdn abgeben

baton

:
baton charge
nSchlagstockeinsatz m; to make a batonSchlagstöcke einsetzen
baton round
n (Mil) → Plastikgeschosse pl
baton twirler
nTambourmajor(in) m(f)

baton

[ˈbætn] n (Mus) → bacchetta (Mil) → bastone m di comando; (of policeman) → sfollagente m inv, manganello; (in race) → testimone m

baton

(ˈbӕton) , ((American) bӕˈta:n) noun
1. a short, heavy stick, carried by a policeman as a weapon.
2. a light, slender stick used when conducting an orchestra or choir. The conductor raised his baton.