basting

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Noun[edit]

basting (plural bastings)

  1. The act by which a food item is basted.
    Use repeated bastings to prevent the chicken from drying out.
  2. (archaic) A (physical) beating.

Verb[edit]

basting

  1. present participle of baste

References[edit]

  • [Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Basting”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. [], London: Printed for C. Chappell, [], OCLC 23927885.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French bastir (to construct).

Noun[edit]

basting m (plural bastings)

  1. A joist used to carry other planks of wood.

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