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Meaning of BATON

Pronunciation:  ba'tân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra
  2. [n]  an implement passed from runner to runner in a relay race

BATON is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: rod, sports implement, wand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bat"on\, n. [F. b[^a]ton. See {Baston}.]
1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the
   baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in
   musical performances.

         He held the baton of command.         --Prescott.

2. (Her.) An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister
   as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in
   breadth of the bend sinister; -- called also {bastard
   bar}. See {Bend sinister}.

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