- a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
- a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
- We're one baton short for the relay.
- Tom wondered how often Mary practiced baton twirling.
- A runner must pass the baton in a relay race.
- The band played marvellously under the baton of a new conductor.
- Baton holders