Examples of baton in a Sentence
The majorette twirled the baton.
the detainee claimed that the police had beat him with their batons even after he had been shackled
Recent Examples of baton from the Web
Three officers allegedly struck Drew Burbridge with batons after he was restrained.
Officers in riot gear hit people with batons and forcibly removed would-be voters, including women and the elderly, from polling stations.
One person in the group struck the back window of the men's vehicle with a baton, police said.
The story unites the casts from the two Star Trek series at the time, effectively passing the baton from Shatner to Stewart.
In this May 6 photo, Hinsdale Central’s Reilly Revord takes the baton from teammate Grace McCabe on the way to winning the 4x800-meter relay at the West Suburban Silver girls track and field meet.
Derek Barnett has to be the real deal, and over the next few years be ready to take the baton from Brandon Graham, who is 29.
There is only an exhausted détente, a passing of the baton from the killer to the killed.
One of the men at the bus stop pulled out a baton and hit the rear window of the Jeep, authorities said.
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Origin and Etymology of baton
First Known Use: 1520See Words from the same year
Synonymsbastinado (or bastinade), bat, club, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]
Related Wordsblackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier (or crozier), walking stick, whangee
BATON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of baton for English Language Learners
: a thin stick that is used by a music conductor to lead a band or orchestra
: a long thin stick with a ball at one end or both ends that is carried by someone who performs with or leads a marching band
: a stick that is passed from one runner to the next runner in a relay race
BATON Defined for Kids
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