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BATON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does baton mean? 

BATON (noun)
  The noun BATON has 5 senses:

1. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
2. a short stout club used primarily by policemen
3. a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
4. a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
5. a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race

  Familiarity information: BATON used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATON (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

baton; wand

Hypernyms ("baton" is a kind of...):

rod (a long thin implement made of metal or wood)


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Meaning:

A short stout club used primarily by policemen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

nightstick; billystick; billy club; billy; truncheon; baton

Hypernyms ("baton" is a kind of...):

club (stout stick that is larger at one end)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("baton" is a kind of...):

staff (a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("baton" is a kind of...):

rod (a long thin implement made of metal or wood)


Sense 5baton [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("baton" is a kind of...):

sports implement (an implement used in a sport)


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