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Baton may refer to:

In stick-like objects:

In other uses:

  • BATON, a Type 1 block cipher, used by the United States government to secure all types of classified information
  • Baton Bob, a costumed street performer currently based in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baton Bunny, a Bugs Bunny cartoon of the Looney Tunes series produced in 1958
  • Baton Broadcasting, a Canadian broadcaster, now owned by CTVglobemedia
  • Baton Broadcasting System, a defunct television system owned by Baton Broadcasting Inc.
  • BATON Overlay or BAlanced Tree Over-lay Network, a distributed tree structure for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems
  • Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, USA
  • Baton Records, a record label

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also batön

Contents

English

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Etymology

From French bâton.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) enPR: bătʹŏn, IPA: /ˈbætɒn/, SAMPA: /"b{tQn/
  • (US) enPR: bətänʹ, IPA: /bəˈtɑn/, SAMPA: /b@"tAn/

Noun

Singular
baton

Plural
batons

baton (plural batons)

  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. (sports) An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
  3. (heraldry) An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).
  4. a short stout club used primarily by policemen.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to baton

Third person singular
batons

Simple past
batoned

Past participle
batoned

Present participle
batoning

to baton (third-person singular simple present batons, present participle batoning, simple past and past participle batoned)

  1. To strike with a baton.

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

French bâton - stick.

Noun

baton

  1. bread stick
  2. chocolate stick

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [2]

Esperanto

Noun

baton

  1. accusative singular of bato

Hiligaynon

Verb

báton

  1. accept, get, receive

Polish

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baton (1)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbatɔn/

Noun

baton m. (diminutive batonik)

  1. bar of chocolate

Simple English

A baton is a stick. Different batons are used by different people for different things.

Policemen often carry batons, which can be used as weapons. These batons are also sometimes called "nightsticks."

Runners pass batons to one another in relay races.

Musical conductors use batons to lead an orchestra.

Various people in a parade or marching band might twirl batons for people to see.








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