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In [[heraldry]], the '''baton''' is an [[ordinary]] in the shape of a thin diagonal line starting in the [[dexter]] [[chief]], but not reaching the edges of the shield. It is a diminutive of the [[bend]]. If the baton starts in the [[sinister]] chief it is called a baton sinister.
 
In [[heraldry]], the '''baton''' is an [[ordinary]] in the shape of a thin diagonal line starting in the [[dexter]] [[chief]], but not reaching the edges of the shield. It is a diminutive of the [[bend]]. If the baton starts in the [[sinister]] chief it is called a baton sinister.
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In [[fencing]], a '''baton''' is a walking stick that can be used as a [[defensive weapon]].
 
In [[fencing]], a '''baton''' is a walking stick that can be used as a [[defensive weapon]].

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In heraldry, the baton is an ordinary in the shape of a thin diagonal line starting in the dexter chief, but not reaching the edges of the shield. It is a diminutive of the bend. If the baton starts in the sinister chief it is called a baton sinister.


In fencing, a baton is a walking stick that can be used as a defensive weapon.