baton
noun Etymology: French bâton, from Old French baston, ultimately from Late Latin bastum stick Date: 1520 1. cudgel, truncheon; specifically billy club 2. a staff borne as a symbol of office 3. a narrow heraldic bend 4. a slender rod with which a leader directs a band or orchestra 5. a hollow cylinder carried by each member of a relay team and passed to the succeeding runner 6. a hollow metal rod with a weighted bulb at one or both ends that is flourished or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette

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  • bâton — bâton …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • bâton — [ batɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1080; bas lat. bastum, de °bastare « porter » ♦ Long morceau de bois rond que l on peut tenir à la main et faire servir à divers usages. ⇒ baguette, vx verge. Bâton de berger. ⇒ houlette. 1 ♦ (Servant d appui). Se servir d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bâton — BÂTON. subs. mas. Long morceau de bois qu on peut tenir à la main, et qui sert à divers usages. Gros bâton. Bâton noueux. Bâton de fagot. Bâton de cotret. S appuyer sur un bâton. Marcher avec un bâton. Donner des coups de bâton. Il l a menacé du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Baton — Bâton Un bâton est en bois, de proportion généralement plus gros qu’une baguette. À l’exception du bâton de Moïse, qui est représenté comme grand et gros, type branche d’arbre avec une extrémité noueuse, un bâton n’est guère plus grand qu’une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Baton — may refer to:In stick like objects: *Baton (conducting), a short thin stick used for directing a musical performance *Baton (running), an object transferred by runners in a relay race *Baton (symbol), a symbolic attribute of military or other… …   Wikipedia

  • baton — BATÓN, batoane, s.n. Bucată (de vanilie, de ciocolată, de ceară etc.) lunguiaţă sau în formă de bastonaş. – Din fr. bâton. Trimis de valeriu, 04.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  BATÓN s. (rar) baston. (Un baton de ciocolată.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baton — (fr. spr. Batong), 1) Stock; 2) (B. de mesure) der kurze Stab od. die Papierrolle, womit der Musikdirector den Tact angibt; 3) (Mus.), die größeren Pausen wegen ihrer dem Stabe ähnlichen Gestalt z.B …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • baton — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, || a, Mc. batonnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} podłużny, wąski wyrób cukierniczy, zazwyczaj czekoladowy : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Baton orzechowy. Baton z masą kokosową. <fr.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • baton — ► NOUN 1) a thin stick used to conduct an orchestra or choir. 2) a short stick passed from runner to runner in a relay race. 3) a stick carried and twirled by a drum major. 4) a police officer s truncheon. 5) a staff of office or authority. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • baton — [bə tän′, batän′; ] Brit [ ba′tän΄] n. [Fr bâton < OFr baston < VL * basto < LL bastum, stick, prob. of Gaul orig.] 1. a staff serving as a symbol of office 2. Heraldry a short, narrow bend: in England, a baton placed diagonally right to …   English World dictionary

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