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
There were reports that police in Girona, Spain, used batons.
Markus Brunnermeier, an economics professor at Princeton University, has picked up the baton from Mr. Kindleberger, adding some mathematical rigor to the late MIT professor’s historical explorations.
An argument ensued, and one person in the group of protesters used a baton to hit the rear window of the vehicle.
That's when Seraphin took out his baton and used it, according to the police report.
The four officers had been zealous in their work, using their batons to break Rodney King's cheekbone and ankle and 11 bones at the base of his skull, damaging his facial nerves and knocking the fillings out of his teeth.
Then, after passing the baton to parliament to do it, the leadership melted away at the weekend, leaving supporters baffled.
Stormer hit him in the leg with his baton and pepper sprayed him.
Laird then asked Cruz to get his police baton and a pair of black boots, the warrant states.
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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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