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noun as in stick used for conducting or for protection

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We can witness as great a shift in presidents as we have seen since Herbert Hoover passed the baton to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Her letter also referenced Anderson Arboleda, a 24-year-old Afro-Colombian man who died in May after a Colombian police officer allegedly struck him on the head with a baton.

We first saw that kind of transition back in 2009, when Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy passed the baton to Ursula Burns.

From Fortune

“It was the eight-year mark and the department is in a good position to pass the baton to the next generation,” Guglielmi said.

The baton then got passed again to another group, which used hundreds of thousands of medical billing data from people who either tested positive or were presumed positive for Covid-19, to verify those viral protein candidates.

The Obama administration took up the baton in 2009 and has since become the most evidence-based administration in history.

But the most recent poll of the race, conducted for the Baton Rouge Fox affiliate, has Landrieu ahead of Cassidy 36 to 32 percent.

The trooper reached with her right hand for her expandable baton.

You see, as far as passing the baton down, Michael used to look at Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and James Brown.

I glimpse an alarming, finger-length aluminum baton in her bag.

On account of his bravery Fleetfoot was given a baton which showed that he might lead the men.

But here the Greek, whose face had crimsoned, snatched a tiny baton beside a bronze gong.

The conductor is energetic and efficient, wields his baton in a lively manner, but hits nobody with it.

This proof of confidence—the object of much secret envy—is, to women, a field-marshal's baton.

In his hand he carried a short staff, or baton, with gold knobs, and he wore a thin golden circlet in his hair.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to baton, such as: cudgel, mace, nightstick, rod, truncheon, and wand.

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