AskDefine | Define baton

Dictionary Definition



1 a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra
2 an implement passed from runner to runner in a relay race

User Contributed Dictionary



  • RP: , /ˈbætɒn/, /"b}

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Extensive Definition

Baton may refer to:
In stick like objects:
In other uses:
  • BATON, a Type 1 block cipher, used by the United States government to secure all types of classified information
  • Baton Bob, a costumed street performer currently based in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baton Bunny, a Bugs Bunny cartoon of the Looney Tunes series produced in 1958
  • Baton Broadcasting, a Canadian broadcaster, now owned by CTVglobemedia
  • Baton Broadcasting System, a defunct television system owned by Baton Broadcasting Inc.
  • BATON Overlay or BAlanced Tree Over-lay Network, a distributed tree structure for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems
  • Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, USA
  • Baton Records, a record label
baton in Dutch: Baton
baton in Polish: Baton

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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