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Definition of baton:

  1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.
  2. An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; - called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.

Synonyms:

he-goat, rod, billy, nightstick, sceptre, billy goat, stick, billystick, club, truncheon, verge, billy club.

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