baton noun

1 used by police/soldiers

ADJ. electric | wooden | police

VERB + BATON carry, hold | draw, use The police were ordered to draw their batons and disperse the crowd.

BATON + NOUN charge Five people were injured in the baton charge.

2 used by a conductor

VERB + BATON raise, wave

PREP. under the ~ of The orchestra made the recording under the baton of a young German conductor.

3 used in a relay race

ADJ. hand, pass Each runner passes the baton to the next. | take (up) | drop

4 used by a drum majorette

VERB + BATON swing, twirl