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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A staff carried by a drum major or twirler.

Usage examples (36)
  • Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
  • Even the station-master's signal baton is almost too much for her.
  • Redcross was first to respond waiting in baton rouge as the storm passed through.
  • I do hope a few of those cameras came within baton swing the odd time. on April 2, 2009 at 12: 22 am | Reply Lucy for more
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  • A "baton" is a short stick passed from one contestant to another in a race, while a "batten" is a wooden strip used to cover a joint between boards.
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