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1. baton

noun. ['bəˈtɑːn, ˈbæˌtɑːn, ˈbætən'] a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir.

Synonyms

  • wand

Antonyms

  • divide

Etymology

  • bâton (French)
  • baston (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Baton

  • vanpatten
  • manhattan
  • stratton
  • rohatyn
  • mchatton
  • statton
  • staton
  • staten
  • slatton
  • slatten
  • slaton
  • platten
  • platen
  • gratton
  • grattan
  • flatten
  • flaten
  • craton
  • bratton
  • bratten
  • satin
  • patton
  • patten
  • paton
  • patane
  • matton
  • laton
  • latin
  • hatton
  • hatten

How do you pronounce baton?

Pronounce baton as ˈbæˌtɑn.

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Sentences with baton


1. Noun, singular or mass
If your baton is out and extended you may have been in a confrontation.

Quotes about baton


1. When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
- N. R. Narayana Murthy

2. Oh Jake,"Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.Yes,"I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?
- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

2. baton

noun. ['bəˈtɑːn, ˈbæˌtɑːn, ˈbætən'] a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority.

Etymology

  • bâton (French)
  • baston (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. baton

noun. ['bəˈtɑːn, ˈbæˌtɑːn, ˈbætən'] a short stout club used primarily by policemen.

Synonyms

  • club
  • truncheon
  • billystick
  • billy club
  • billy

Etymology

  • bâton (French)
  • baston (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. baton

noun. ['bəˈtɑːn, ˈbæˌtɑːn, ˈbætən'] a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race.

Etymology

  • bâton (French)
  • baston (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. baton

noun. ['bəˈtɑːn, ˈbæˌtɑːn, ˈbætən'] a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.

Etymology

  • bâton (French)
  • baston (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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