bastinado

noun
bas·​ti·​na·​do | \ ˌba-stə-ˈnā-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce bastinado (audio) , -ˈnä- How to pronounce bastinado (audio) \
variants: or bastinade \ ˌba-​stə-​ˈnād How to pronounce bastinado (audio) , -​ˈnäd \
plural bastinadoes or bastinades

Definition of bastinado

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

bastinado

verb
bastinadoed; bastinadoing

Definition of bastinado (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to subject to repeated blows

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Synonyms for bastinado

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of bastinado in a Sentence

Noun the guards savagely beat the prisoner's feet with a bastinado

First Known Use of bastinado

Noun

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bastinado

Noun

Spanish bastonada, from bastón stick, from Late Latin bastum

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The first known use of bastinado was in 1572

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“Bastinado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastinado. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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