baton baton  /bə ˈtɑn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
  2. (n) a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  3. (n) a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
  4. (n) a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
  5. (n) a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race

Usage(s):

  1. She was also a state-champion baton twirler, a big deal in 1950s Wyoming.
  2. We see one hand passing a baton into another, the influences of the influential.
  3. Powell had swung his baton as many as 40 times at King, who all the officers claimed was resisting arrest.

News

  1. Baton Bob arrested in Midtown following 'verbal altercation'

    Baton Bob, one of Atlanta's most iconic street characters, seems to have had a run-in with the authorities earlier today. Atlanta Police report that Bob Jamerson was arrested after an alleged "verbal altercation" with a security officer at 1197 Peachtree Street.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  2. 'Baton Bob' arrested in Midtown

    Street performer "Baton Bob" was arrested in midtown Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Jamerson was arrested at Colony Square after a verbal altercation with security. An off-duty police officer was called in and arrested Jamerson, 61. Exact charges are pending, but he will be taken to the Fulton County Jail, the AJC said. Check back with WSBTV.com ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: WSB-TV 2 Atlanta

  3. ‘Baton Bob’ arrested following run-in with officer

    Dressed in a short, white tutu, mask and veil, Bob Jamerson, who performs on the street as “Baton Bob,” was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an altercation with a security guard, Atlanta police said.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Quotes

  1. "The reality is there are a lot of practices that are accepted ways of doing business in Baton Rouge that are considered unethical in other parts of the country, that are considered illegal in other parts of the country," Jindal said.
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Bobby Jindal Source: ABC News

  2. "That's Tyson Gay. He's a humble guy," Patton said. "But I know it's my job to get the guy the baton, and I didn't do that."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Darvis Patton Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "This is a tragic day for Baton Rouge, when you come to a learning institution ...... and become the victim of a violent crime," Mayor Kip Holden said at the scene.
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Kip Holden Source: International Herald Tribune

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