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 for bastard bar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baton \Bat"on\ (b[a^]t"[u^]n, F. b[aum]`t[^o]N"; 277), n. [F.
     b[^a]ton. See Baston.]
     1. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the
        baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in
        musical performances.
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              He held the baton of command.         --Prescott.
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     2. (Her.) An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister
        as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in
        breadth of the bend sinister; -- called also bastard
        bar. See Bend sinister.
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