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Baton vs. Truncheon — What's the Difference?

Baton vs. Truncheon — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Baton and Truncheon

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Baton

(Music) A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer.
May 25, 2021

Baton

A hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tip or tips that is wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A short stick carried by police; a billy club.
May 25, 2021

Baton

A short staff carried by certain public officials as a symbol of office.
May 25, 2021
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Truncheon

A staff carried as a symbol of office or authority; a baton.
May 25, 2021

Baton

(Sports) The hollow cylinder that is carried by each member of a relay team in a running race and passed to the next team member.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A thick cutting from a plant, as for grafting.
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Baton

A short stick carried by police; a billy club.
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Truncheon

(Obsolete) A heavy club; a cudgel.
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Baton

(Heraldry) A shortened narrow bend, often signifying bastardy.
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Truncheon

(obsolete) A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.
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Baton

A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes.
A field marshal's baton
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Truncheon

(obsolete) The shaft of a spear.
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Baton

(music) The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A short staff, a club; a cudgel.
May 25, 2021

Baton

(sports) An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer.
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Baton

(US) A short stout club used primarily by policemen; a truncheon UK.
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Truncheon

(obsolete) A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.
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Baton

(heraldry) A bend with the ends cut off, resembling a baton, typically borne sinister, and often used as a mark of cadency, initially for both legitimate and illegitimate children, but later chiefly for illegitimate children.
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Truncheon

(euphemistic) A penis.
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Baton

A short vertical lightweight post, not set into the ground, used to separate wires in a fence.
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Truncheon

(transitive) To strike with a truncheon.
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Baton

To strike with a baton.
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Truncheon

A short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear.
With his truncheon he so rudely struck.
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Baton

A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.
He held the baton of command.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A baton, or military staff of command.
The marshal's truncheon nor the judges robe.
May 25, 2021

Baton

An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; - called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.
May 25, 2021

Baton

A thin tapered rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

To beat with a truncheon.
May 25, 2021

Baton

An implement passed from runner to runner in a relay race
May 25, 2021

Truncheon

A short stout club used primarily by policemen
May 25, 2021

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