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bastinado

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 : 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

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

Definition of bastinado

bastinadoed; bastinadoing
: to subject to repeated blows

First Known Use of bastinado

1599

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