1

basting

noun

Definition of basting

1 : the action of a sewer who bastes
2 a : the thread used in basting
b : the stitching made by basting

First Known Use of basting

15th century


2

basting

noun

Definition of basting

1 : the action of one that bastes food
2 : the liquid used in basting

First Known Use of basting

1530


3

basting

noun

Definition of basting

: a severe beating

First Known Use of basting

circa 1616



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