baton definition

  • noun:
    • songs A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra or musical organization.
    • A hollow steel pole with much plastic tip or ideas that's wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.
    • a quick staff carried by certain general public officials as emblematic of office.
    • Sports The hollow cylinder that's carried by each person in a relay team in a running competition and passed to the next staff user.
    • a brief stick carried by police; a billy club.
    • Heraldry A shortened slim fold, frequently signifying bastardy.
    • an employee or truncheon, utilized for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal
    • The stick of a conductor in musical shows.
    • An object transferred by athletes in a relay competition.
    • a quick stout club utilized mostly by policemen.
    • An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (additionally spelled batune, baston).
    • an employee or truncheon, employed for different reasons.
    • a regular featuring its ends stop, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing fraction in breadth associated with the flex sinister; -- labeled as also bastard club. See Bend sinister.
    • an employee or club; a truncheon: carried both for usage as a weapon, as a policeman's baton;
    • as a mark of expert, given that baton of a field-marshal; or
    • as a warrant to-do something, once the baton or staff carried in Great Britain because of the professional of a train on a single-track railroad, as his expert to continue.
    • In songs: The stick or wand utilized by the top of a chorus or an orchestra in directing the overall performance.
    • A rest of two or more measures.
    • In heraldry, identical to baston, -
    • In addition spelled batton.
    • a brief stout club utilized mostly by policemen
    • a hollow metal rod that's wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
    • a brief staff held by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
    • a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay battle
    • a thin tapered pole used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
  • verb:
    • To hit with a baton.
  • others:
    • To hit with a baton; cudgel.

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