baton

Definitions

General English

Law

  • noun a large stick used by the police for defence and to hit people with

Military

  • noun a stick carried as a mark of rank
  • noun a stick made of wood or other material for use as a weapon

Sports

  • noun a short stick or hollow cylinder passed by each runner in a relay team to the next runner
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