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