Meaning of “baton” in the English Dictionary

"baton" in British English

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batonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæt.ɒn/ us /bəˈtɑːn/

(Definition of “baton” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baton" in American English

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batonnoun [ C ]

us /bəˈtɑn/

any of various specially designed sticks used in races, to lead a group of musicians, or thrown in the air by people who are marching:

She twirls a baton as the parade passes by.
He waves his fork like a conductor’s baton.

(Definition of “baton” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)