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Baton

Baton appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A rod, not a bar, a baton, Dora.
  • A tart’s for a baton, not a bar of strata.
  • To Greta Garbo, cares are not a baton eraser a cobra gater got.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun baton:

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Definition of the noun baton

What does baton mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: batons

  1. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of baton: wand
    • more generic word: rod = a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  2. a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  3. a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: staff = a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
  4. a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: rod = a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  5. a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: sports implement = an implement used in a sport

Alternative definition of the noun baton

noun

  1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal
  2. [music] The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
  3. [sports] An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
  4. A short stout club used primarily by policemen.
  5. [heraldiccharge] An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).

Specialised definition of the noun baton

Glossary of sports

a short stick or hollow cylinder passed by each runner in a relay team to me next runner (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / athletics

the relay baton in relay running. The baton was used as a gymnastics hand apparatus mainly in the 19th century for free and order exercises with the goal of shaping the body. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the 30.48cm-long metal cylinder that must be passed between athletes in a relay (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / callisthenics

a hand apparatus (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb baton

What does baton mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. To strike with a baton.

Film

Baton is a tv program.

  • begun on (6 years ago)
  • country: Japan
  • genres: Action/Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction

Characters

  1. Baton is a fictional character from the 2006 film Retrieval.
  2. Baton is a fictional character in the 2010 animated action thriller film Batman: Under the Red Hood.

There are other characters with in their name, like Baton Twirler.

Miscellanea

  1. Baton: A truncheon or baton is essentially a club of less than arm's length made of wood, rubber, plastic or metal. They are carried for forced compliance and self-defense by law-enforcement officers, correctional staff, security-industry employees and military personnel. Other uses for truncheons and batons include crowd control or the dispersal of belligerent or non-compliant people.
    • also known as Club
  2. Baton: The ceremonial baton is a short, thick stick-like object, typically in wood or metal, that is traditionally the sign of a field marshal or a similar very high-ranking military officer, and carried as a piece of their uniform. The baton is distinguished from the swagger stick in being thicker and effectively without any practical function. Unlike a staff of office, a baton is not rested on the ground. Unlike a royal sceptre, a baton is typically flat-ended, not crowned on one end with an eagle or globe.
    • also known as 元帥杖
  3. BATON is a Type 1 block cipher in use since at least 1995 by the United States government to secure classified information.

Phrases with Baton

Phrases starting with the word Baton:

  1. baton twirler
  2. baton rouge bridge
  3. Baton Rouge Blackberry

Phrases ending with the word Baton:

  1. stun baton
  2. police baton
  3. Xylota baton
  4. Olynthus Baton
  5. Habrocytus Baton
  6. Pteromalus Baton
  7. species Xylota baton
  8. Species Olynthus Baton
  9. Species Habrocytus Baton
  10. Species Pteromalus Baton

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Baton

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Google previewBasic Stick Fighting for Combat (1978)

by Michael D. Echanis

The baton is an excellent weapon for control, but the baton is a weapon, and is an extremely lethal tool of self-defense. In combat it can be used to kill, and when in the hands of a trained policeman, is a method of self-protection and control.

Google previewThe Leadership Baton (2009)

An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church by Rowland Forman, Jeff Jones, Bruce Miller

AUBREY MALPHURS, author of Being Leaders and Church Next The Leadership Baton is a manual on developing godly church leaders written by three men who are committed to the spiritual health of the local church.Forman, Jones, and ...

Google previewSAS Self-Defense Handbook (2011)

by Barry Davies

A key-ring baton The baton is a rod-like instrument that is normally just over half an inch in diameter and some 5 or 6 inches in length. Its outersurfacecanbeplain, ormachinedwithgroovesorridges to provide better grip. Some are fitted with a ...

Google previewMedia Matters (2016)

Race & Gender in U.S. Politics by John Fiske, Black Hawk Hancock

the next tool up is the handheld baton; a metal baton is a tool to protect yourself against an attacker. in addition to that, on the same level, the experts will tell you, there are kicks, and officers know how to use those kicks.

Google previewThe Lady's Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex (1772)

Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement

rge oval baton is a rock, on the top of which, four large dolphins spout out water, and flipport a fhell, out of which rifes a tr.ton, which jets a large stream into the air through its marine trumpet; and from the bottom of the bafon, rife four le fier ...

Google previewThe New Male Female Relationship (2000)

by Herb Goldberg

PASSING THE BATON is a metaphor for parenting at a time when the parents themselves are fully grown, whole, and ready on every level, so that becoming a parent does not subtract anything, but enhances, expands, and allows for a largely ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1967)

by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

The baton is an effective instrument and it is clearly in the women's interests that ithey should carry one. However, the question as to whether batons will be carried by policewomen is being reconsidered. Hon. M. Moohan — Is it the intention ...

Google previewAn Encyclopædia, or Dictionary of Music ... With upwards of two hundred engraved examples, the whole compiled from the most celebrated foreign and English authorities, interspersed with observations critical and explanatory (1825)

by John Feltham DANNELEY

BATON, a mark drawn perpendicularly upon two, or three lines of the musical staff, denoting a greater or lesser number of measures to be passed in silence. The baton drawn upon two lines denotes a silence or rest equal in duration to two ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

BATON, a mark drawn perpendicularly upon two, or three lines of the musical staff, denoting a greater or lesser number of measures to be passed in silence. The baton drawn upon two lines denotes a silence or rest equal in duration to two ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

baton hold or grip • 33 Bastille Opéra (opera de la Bastille). Paris. Built in 1989, it is the main building of the Paris National Opera. The new facility shares opera and ballet performances with the older Palais ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

baton (From Fr. baton, "stick") A thin, tapered ...

Google previewJim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Nikki L. M. Brown, Barry M. Stentiford

The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott in 1953 was the first bus boycott in the American South that attempted to end segregation on city buses. The boycott served as an illustration of what could be achieved through peaceful resistance. The methods ...

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Scrabble value of B3A1T1O1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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