bastinado


1bas·ti·na·do

noun \ˌbas-tə-ˈnā-(ˌ)dō, -ˈnä-\
plural bas·ti·na·does or bas·ti·nades

Definition of BASTINADO

1
:  a blow with a stick or cudgel
2
a :  a beating especially with a stick
b :  a punishment consisting of beating the soles of the feet with a stick
3
:  stick, cudgel

Variants of BASTINADO

bas·ti·na·do or bas·ti·nade \ˌbas-tə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

Examples of BASTINADO

  1. <the guards savagely beat the prisoner's feet with a bastinado>

Origin of BASTINADO

Spanish bastonada, from bastón stick, from Late Latin bastum
First Known Use: 1572

2bastinado

verb
bastinadoedbastinado·ing

Definition of BASTINADO

transitive verb
:  to subject to repeated blows

First Known Use of BASTINADO

1599

Rhymes with BASTINADO

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