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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Alternative forms

  • bastinade

Etymology

Spanish bastonada (confer French bastonnade), from baston (a stick or staff).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bastinado

Plural
bastinadoes

bastinado (plural bastinadoes)

  1. A blow with a stick or cudgel.
  2. A sound beating with a stick or cudgel, specifically: A form of punishment among the Turks, Chinese, and others, consisting in beating an offender on the soles of his feet.

Verb

Infinitive
to bastinado

Third person singular
bastinadoes

Simple past
bastinadoed

Past participle
bastinadoed

Present participle
bastinadoing

to bastinado (third-person singular simple present bastinadoes, present participle bastinadoing, simple past and past participle bastinadoed)

  1. (transitive) To punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, using a stick or truncheon.

References

  • bastinado in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913







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