bastinado

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Etymology[edit]

Spanish bastonada (confer French bastonnade), from baston (a stick or staff).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bastinado (plural bastinadoes)

  1. A blow with a stick or cudgel.
  2. A sound beating with a stick or cudgel, specifically: A form of punishment among the Turks, Chinese, and others, consisting in beating an offender on the soles of his feet.

Verb[edit]

bastinado (third-person singular simple present bastinadoes, present participle bastinadoing, simple past and past participle bastinadoed)

  1. (transitive) To punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, using a stick or truncheon.

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