1. (in relay race) 
a. el testigo (M) 
2. (of conductor) 
a. la batuta (F) 
3. (of policeman) (United Kingdom) 
a. la porra (F) 
baton chargecarga con porras
baton [ˈbætən]
(Mús) batuta (f); (Mil) bastón (m); [of policeman] porra (f); (in race) testigo (m)
to hand on or pass the baton to sb entregar el testigo a algn
Having passed on the baton of organising the London Marathon to others last year, Chris Brasher, the founder of the race, had time to enjoy the spectacle from the roadside yesterday The Fulton speech was arguably the moment when Britain passed the baton of Western leadership to the United States Does this mean that the baton of leadership is going to be passed to other nations?
to pick up the baton recoger el testigo
Picking up the baton of the first great engineers, he carried their science forward into a modern age ...the way Tony Blair has picked up the baton and continued to build on the foundation John Smith laid
baton charge (n) carga (f) con bastones
baton round (n) bala (f) de goma
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