how to pronounce baton

bætɒn

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“… handing over the baton to Eva Bergson …”

meanings of baton

noun:

  1. An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).
  2. A short vertical lightweight post, not set into the ground, used to separate wires in a fence.
  3. A short stout club used primarily by policemen; a truncheon (UK).
  4. The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
  5. An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
  6. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes.
  7. A riband with the ends cut off, resembling a baton, as shown on a coat of arms.

verb:

  1. To strike with a baton.

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