What does Baton mean?
Definitions for Baton
bəˈtɒn, bæ-, ˈbæt nba·ton
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Baton.
a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy clubnoun
a short stout club used primarily by policemen
a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race
A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal
The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
A short stout club used primarily by policemen.
An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).
To strike with a baton.
Etymology: From bâton.
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 (as is the case with all algorithms in the NSA's Suite A), 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, the NSA said that BATON could be used for encryption at speeds higher than those possible with Skipjack.
a staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances
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 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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A club used of old by authority. (See BATOON.)
A staff, truncheon, or badge of military honour for field-marshals. A term in heraldry. Also, batoons of St. Paul, the fossil spines of echini, found in Malta and elsewhere.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A truncheon borne by generals in the French army, and afterwards by the marshals of other nations. Henry III. of France before he ascended the throne was made generalissimo of the army of his brother Charles IX., and received the baton as the mark of the high command, 1569.
A staff used by drum-majors of foot regiments.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baton is ranked #57781 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Baton surname appeared 352 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Baton.
71.5% or 252 total occurrences were White.
11.9% or 42 total occurrences were Black.
5.9% or 21 total occurrences were Asian.
5.6% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.1% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.7% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Baton in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Baton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Baton in a Sentence
He knows he's passing the baton.
First baton charge, then tear gas and when everything fails, firing. The constables have to squat on the ground placing one knee on the floor, take aim on the legs to incapacitate the rioters and fire.
Sometimes people say, ‘You’re 44, you’re turning 45, why are you not giving the baton to someone else?’ But I think there’s a lot of women my age, 50, 60, 70 — what, do we have an expiration date? Can we not also still feel sexy? Why do we always have to see 20-year-olds or 30-year-olds in campaigns? Why can an older woman also be in a campaign? So I’m still doing it until I don’t feel like doing it anymore.
The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts… shouting ‘heave, ho,’ as they synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal doorframe, a man in front of me grabbed my baton… he bashed me in the head and face with it, rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull.
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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- палка, жезъл, щафета, диригентска палкаBulgarian
- porra, batuta, testimoniCatalan, Valencian
- taktovka, kolíkCzech
- σκυτάλη, γκλομπ, μπαγκέταGreek
- porra, batutaSpanish
- bastardijänne, viestikapula, kapula, tahtipuikko, keppi, pamputtaa, komentosauva, sauva, pamppuFinnish
- bâton, relai, relais, matraque, frapper avec une vergeFrench
- bacchetta, testimone, manganelloItalian
- 指揮棒, 警棒Japanese
- dirigento lazdelėLithuanian
- nūjiņa, zizlisLatvian
- палка, пендрек, штафетна палка, штафетаMacedonian
- pałka, batuta, pałeczkaPolish
- cassetete, testemunho, bastãoPortuguese
- дубинка, эстафетная палочка, жезл, дирижёрская палочка, эстафета, палочка, палкаRussian
- dirigentpinne, batong, stav, stafettpinneSwedish
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