Bas"ton (?), n. [OF. baston, F. bton, 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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