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bastinado

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noun bas·ti·na·do \ˌbas-tə-ˈnā-(ˌ)dō, -ˈnä-\

Definition of bastinado

plural bas·ti·na·does or bas·ti·nades

  1. 1 :  a blow with a stick or cudgel

  2. 2 a :  a beating especially with a stick b :  a punishment consisting of beating the soles of the feet with a stick

  3. 3 :  stick, cudgel



Examples of bastinado

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



Variants of bastinado

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

Origin of bastinado

Spanish bastonada, from bastón stick, from Late Latin bastum


First Known Use: 1572


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bastinado

verb bas·ti·na·do

Definition of bastinado

bastinadoedbastinado·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to repeated blows



1599

First Known Use of bastinado

1599

Rhymes with bastinado


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