batonless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

baton +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

batonless ‎(not comparable)

  1. Without a baton.
    • 2008 June 30, Daniel J. Wakin, “In Italy, ‘Eroica’ Energizes a Frail Fixture of Period Music”, in New York Times[1]:
      Taking his seat facing the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the man, Frans Bruggen, began conducting Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, batonless, his right hand karate-chopping the air.