Adjective "Baton" Definition and Examples




    1. Music. a wand used by a conductor.

    2. a rod of lightweight metal fitted with a weighted bulb at each end and carried and twirled by a drum major or majorette.

    3. Track. a hollow rod of wood, paper, or plastic that is passed during a race from one member of a relay team to the next in a prescribed area.

    4. a staff, club, or truncheon, especially one serving as a mark of office or authority.

    5. Heraldry. a diminutive of the bend sinister, couped at the extremities: used in England as


    "charges can be baton."