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Definition of Baton


  1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.
  2. 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.


More "Baton" Quotations

Baton Translations

baton in Afrikaans is stok
baton in Dutch is stok, staf
baton in Finnish is keppi
baton in German is Taktstock, Stab
baton in Italian is battitoio
baton in Norwegian is stokk
baton in Portuguese is vara
baton in Swedish is batong, taktpinne