bastard bar

bastard bar
Baton Bat"on (b[a^]t"[u^]n, F. b[aum]`t[^o]N"; 277), n. [F. b[^a]ton. See {Baston}.] 1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances. [1913 Webster]

He held the baton of command. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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