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Definition of Baton

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.

Baton Quotations

The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It's this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it somewhere else and marketing chimes in with accounting, and they all sound very glorious. But management is more like orchestra conducting during rehearsals, when everything is going wrong.
Henry Mintzberg

Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind.
Xi Jinping

I had a really good time in New Orleans, although I had some very tragic times in Baton Rouge. Some guys beat me up and threw my horn away. 'Cause I had a beard, then, and long hair like the Beatles.
Ornette Coleman

It doesn't bother me that I'm not a household word on the East Coast. Baton Rouge, Raleigh, Minneapolis - I'm so popular in these cities where you've never imagined an East Coast comedian working.
Elayne Boosler

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
Helen Rowland
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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