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bastinado

[ bas-tuh-ney-doh, -nah-doh ]
/ 藢b忙s t蓹藞ne瑟 do蕣, -藞n蓱 do蕣 /
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noun, plural bas路ti路na路does.
a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc.
a stick or cudgel.
verb (used with object), bas路ti路na路doed, bas路ti路na路do路ing.
to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
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Origin of bastinado

1570鈥80; earlier bastanado<Spanish bastonada (bast贸n stick (see baton) + -ada-ade1)

OTHER WORDS FROM bastinado

un路bas路ti路na路doed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bastinado

bastinado
/ (藢b忙st瑟藞ne瑟d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -does
punishment or torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with a stick
a blow or beating with a stick
a stick; cudgel
verb -does, -doing or -doed (tr)
to beat (a person) on the soles of the feet

Word Origin for bastinado

C16: from Spanish bastonada, from baston stick, from Late Latin bastum see baton
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