"batons" in the noun sense
1. baton, wand
a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
2. truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy club
a short stout club used primarily by policemen
a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race
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