BastonBas"ton\, n. [OF. baston, F. b[^a]ton, LL. basto. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten.]1. A staff or cudgel. [Obs.] "To fight with blunt bastons." --Holland. 2. (Her.) See Baton. 3. An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's court to take into custody persons committed by the court. --Mozley & W.
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