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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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Jeff Myers in his book, Handoff, even in an Olympic relay race, should one runner drop the baton in the exchange zone, the next runner can still pick up the baton and run their leg of the race.
Alan Carr is the latest to pick up the baton and this recording of his stand-up show sold more than half a million copies on DVD.
MUSIC lover Elizabeth Price will pick up the baton for the first time on Saturday after her husband won the opportunity at an auction.
This Glasgow four-piece pick up the baton with their debut Danielle.
The officers will pick up the baton from North Wales officers just after 7 am in Sefton Park.