Part of speech: noun

A short staff or rod.

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Usage examples "baton":

  1. And Flaker arose, and turning his eyes toward the heavens, he raised his baton, whereupon all the young men were silent. - "The Later Cave-Men", Katharine Elizabeth Dopp.
  2. Baveri, the conductor of the band, raised his baton; the musicians began to play, but human voices drowned the notes, for the people were shouting for their czar- Redeemer! - "Comrade Kropotkin", Victor Robinson.
  3. Ivan turned, mounted his desk, and lifted the black baton. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.