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== Baton ([[heraldry]]) ==
 
== Baton ([[heraldry]]) ==
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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 [[device]]. 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 [[device]]. 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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Baton (heraldry)

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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 device. It is a diminutive of the bend. If the baton starts in the sinister chief, it is called a baton sinister.

By the 17th century a baton sinister was also used to indicate illegitimacy (cf. abatement). This usage is also mentioned as being used in Burgundy in 1463.

Baton (combat)

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