basting

noun (1)
bast·ing | \ˈbā-stiŋ \

Definition of basting 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the action of a sewer who bastes

2a : the thread used in basting

b : the stitching made by basting

basting

noun (2)

Definition of basting (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the action of one that bastes food

2 : the liquid used in basting

basting

noun (3)

Definition of basting (Entry 3 of 3)

: a severe beating

First Known Use of basting

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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