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baton

Pronunciation: /bəˈtɑːn; ˈbætn/

Translation of baton in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (conductor's wand) [Music/Música] batuta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He waved a hand in the air like he was holding a baton and conducting an orchestra.
    • He leads with an incisive baton and the orchestra and chorus respond with spirit.
    • From the day he raised a baton as principal conductor in Birmingham in 1980, Rattle has been the golden boy of classical music.
    1.2 (truncheon) (British English/inglés británico) bastón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They were stopped by scores of riot policemen armed with automatic weapons, batons and water cannons.
    • Around 250 police armed with tear gas, water cannons, batons, shields and automatic weapons attacked the workers when they refused to disperse.
    • Heavily armed riot police used tear gas, water cannon and batons to break up groups of demonstrators and then chased them down side streets.
    1.3 (in relay race) [Sport/Deporte] testigo (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) baton change relevo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Continuing the theme of movement, the third revealed a split screen showing identical images of relay racers passing a baton.
    • They were leading when their third runner dropped the baton before passing it to the anchor.
    • I've heard her talk about this;the third runner knocked the baton out of her hand, her knee came up.
    1.4 (officer's) (British English/inglés británico) [Military/Militar] bastón (masculine) de mando
    Example sentences
    • Victory brought Wellington a field marshal's baton, sensitively designed by the Prince Regent himself.
    • Brauchitsch, having been promoted to general in February 1938, was given his field marshal's baton in July 1940.
    • It is said every soldier carries a field marshal's baton in his knapsack.
    1.5 (drum major's or majorette's) bastón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • There might be a Rose Parade all the way to the Hall of Fame with Pete out front twirling the baton if, and when, he becomes eligible.
    • He set scoring records at Niagara and twirled the baton at Buffalo Bills games.
    • On a sunny July 4 morning in Ripley, West Virginia - a town of 3400 souls - he revelled in the festivities as batons twirled and bands marched.

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