What does baton mean?

Definitions for baton
bəˈtɒn, bæ-, ˈbæt nba·ton

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word baton.

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

    Etymology: From bâton.

  2. baton(Noun)

    The stick of a conductor in musical performances.

    Etymology: From bâton.

  3. baton(Noun)

    An object transferred by runners in a relay race.

    Etymology: From bâton.

  4. baton(Noun)

    A short stout club used primarily by policemen.

    Etymology: From bâton.

  5. baton(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From bâton.

  6. baton(Verb)

    To strike with a baton.

    Etymology: 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. baton

    A club used of old by authority. (See BATOON.)

  2. baton

    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

  1. baton

    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.

  2. baton

    A staff used by drum-majors of foot regiments.

How to pronounce baton?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say baton in sign language?

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  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. 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.

  2. Heidi Klum:

    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.

  3. Shandi Finnessey:

    I have trained a lot of these girls for the USA pageant and they were so excited to share this experience with friends and family who would fly to Baton Rouge to watch them.

  4. Pat LeDuff:

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

  5. Hiroto Saikawa:

    This is not an issue we can fix overnight, we need to fulfill the task (of improving governance) and prepare the company for our next steps, and then pass the leadership baton.

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Translations for baton

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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