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a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

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a short stout club used primarily by policemen

a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority

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a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette

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a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race

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The Queens Baton to carry the Her Majestys message for the Opening Ceremony and its international travel plan have been revealed today to mark 500 days until the Gold Coast 2018 (GC2018) Commonwealth Games.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Baton, designed by Designworks in Brisbane, would continue the tradition of a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II being read at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
The relay race will last for 11 weeks, providing 385 potential performance days when each band taking part will be encouraged to find the most innovative way of performing with, and passing on, one of the batons.
You can now lift the large mirror or picture onto the wall with two batons hooking together.
I prefer to use a spliced baton - two lengths of baton each with one edge cut at a 45 degree angle.
CHILDREN from Lingey House Primary School in Gateshead took part in their very own relay race and raised more than pounds 2,000 for the Children's Foundation's Baton Challenge.
Before now gardai had to use limited issue batons carried inside their pockets.
The cellmate testified that Frey and others hit Jacobs with batons, Gagliardini said.
Hicks proceeds to state "it is hardly surprising given its historic roots and ancient traditions that batons of office are a large part of the opening of Parliament ceremony at Westminster.
Hicks affirme qu il n'est guere surprenant, etant donne les racines historiques et les traditions anciennes, que les batons d'office jouent un role important lors de la rentree parlementaire a Westminster.
A report urged forces adopting American batons to draw up their own training programmes for officers to take account of British policing practices and reduce the risk of "unnecessarily aggressive" behaviour.
In addition, Batons leverage the Omneon multi-core MediaGrid for faster QC to deliver expanded operational efficiencies.
However, we quickly realised there are so many guilds that it would take too long and so we decided to pass on several batons as a way of increasing contact and friendship between the federated groups.
The department currently allows the sap to be used by officers as an intermediate form of force, along with batons, kicks, Tasers and pepper spray.
THE Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games baton has begun its symbolic journey around the globe after being launched on its way by the Queen.