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English definition of “baton”

baton

noun [C] (MUSIC)    /ˈbæt.ɒn/ US  /bəˈtɑːn/
a stick used by a conductor (= person who controls the performance of a group of musicians) to show the speed of the musicPoles, rods, shafts and sticks
(Definition of baton noun (MUSIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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