What does Baton mean?

Definitions for Baton
bəˈtɒn, bæ-, ˈbæt nBa·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baton, wand(noun)

    a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

  2. truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy club(noun)

    a short stout club used primarily by policemen

  3. baton(noun)

    a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority

  4. baton(noun)

    a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette

  5. baton(noun)

    a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race


  1. baton(Noun)

    A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal

  2. baton(Noun)

    The stick of a conductor in musical performances.

  3. baton(Noun)

    An object transferred by runners in a relay race.

  4. baton(Noun)

    A short stout club used primarily by policemen.

  5. baton(Noun)

    An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).

  6. baton(Verb)

    To strike with a baton.

  7. Origin: From bâton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baton(noun)

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

  2. Baton(noun)

    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


  1. BATON

    BATON is a Type 1 block cipher in use since at least 1995 by the United States government to secure classified information. While the BATON algorithm itself is secret, the public PKCS#11 standard includes some general information about how it is used. It has a 320-bit key and uses a 128-bit block in most modes, and also supports a 96-bit electronic codebook mode. 160 bits of the key are checksum material. It supports a "shuffle" mode of operation, like the NSA cipher JUNIPER. It may use up to 192 bits as an initialization vector, regardless of the block size. In response to a Senate question about encrypted video links, NSA said that BATON could be used for encryption at speeds higher than those possible with Skipjack.

How to pronounce Baton?

  1. Alex
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How to say Baton in sign language?

  1. baton


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baton in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Baton in a Sentence

  1. Pat LeDuff:

    Baton Rouge police would always say' it's not black history. It's American history,'.

  2. Pat LeDuff:

    Baton Rouge police was about building relationship, getting along, working together, coming together.

  3. Edgar Avendano:

    He didn't have to hit the kid with the baton no need to call about 20 cops. And as you can see his body cam is on the floor.

  4. Nayab Haider:

    When police tried to stop them, they stoned police and beat officials with batons. In retaliation, police baton-charged them followed by tear gas firing.

  5. Zhang Chen:

    We're seeing higher risks in small-cap stocks, but many bluechip companies have attractive valuations. They may take up the baton and lead indexes higher.

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Translations for Baton

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  • диригентска палка, палка, жезъл, щафетаBulgarian
  • batuta, porra, testimoniCatalan, Valencian
  • taktovka, kolíkCzech
  • TaktstockGerman
  • γκλομπ, μπαγκέτα, σκυτάληGreek
  • batuta, porraSpanish
  • bastardijänne, sauva, komentosauva, tahtipuikko, kapula, keppi, pamputtaa, viestikapula, pamppuFinnish
  • relai, relais, matraque, frapper avec une verge, bâtonFrench
  • pentunganIndonesian
  • bacchetta, testimone, manganelloItalian
  • 指揮棒, 警棒Japanese
  • ដំបងKhmer
  • 경봉Korean
  • dirigento lazdelėLithuanian
  • zizlis, nūjiņaLatvian
  • палка, штафетна палка, штафета, пендрекMacedonian
  • stokjeDutch
  • pałka, batuta, pałeczkaPolish
  • testemunho, cassetete, bastãoPortuguese
  • жезл, дубинка, дирижёрская палочка, эстафета, палочка, палка, эстафетная палочкаRussian
  • dirigentpinne, stafettpinne, stav, batongSwedish
  • กระบองThai

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