Bas"ton (?), n. [OF. baston, F. bton, LL. basto. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten.]
A staff or cudgel.
[Obs.] "To fight with blunt bastons
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.