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bastinado

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

bastinade

play \ˌbas-tə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

Definition of bastinado

plural

bastinadoes

or

bastinades

  1. 1 :  a blow with a stick or cudgel

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

  3. 3 :  stick, cudgel

Examples of bastinado in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of bastinado

Spanish bastonada, from bastón stick, from Late Latin bastum


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bastinado

verb bas·ti·na·do

Definition of bastinado

bastinadoed

;

bastinadoing

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

First Known Use of bastinado

1599


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