What does the word baton mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Victor Robinson
  3. Ivan turned, mounted his desk, and lifted the black baton. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter