Definition of "batons" []

  • A thin stick used by the conductor of an orchestra, choir, etc, to indicate rhythm or expression (noun)
  • A short stick carried for use as a weapon, as by a policeman; truncheon (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A short bar carried by a competitor in a relay race and transferred to the next runner at the end of each stage (noun)
  • A long stick with a knob on one end, carried, twirled, and thrown up and down by a drum major or drum majorette, esp at the head of a parade (noun)
  • A staff or club carried by an official as a symbol of authority (noun)
  • A single narrow diagonal line superimposed on all other charges, esp one curtailed at each end, signifying a bastard line (noun)
  • Plural form of baton. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "batons" in a sentence
  • "Dozens of spaghetti-thin batons fall to the floor in one chaotic heap."
  • "Thousands of police officers have been dispatched to 2,000 locations in Tehran armed with riot gear, such as batons and tear gas, setting up temporary bases in major squares and traffic junctures, said Tehran's police chief, Hassan Sajedi."
  • "I am a sop and a grapefruit of batons which is more then I can say for the filthy likes of you!"