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baton /bəˈtɑːn/ Brit /ˈbæˌtɒn/ noun
plural batons
baton
/bəˈtɑːn/ Brit /ˈbæˌtɒn/
noun
plural batons
Learner's definition of BATON
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: 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
sometimes used figuratively
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