Bastinado Definition

-nād, -näd
bastinadoed, bastinadoes, bastinadoing
noun
bastinadoes
A beating with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.
American Heritage
A beating or blow with a stick, usually on the soles of the feet, esp. as a method of punishment.
Webster's New World
A stick or cudgel.
American Heritage
A rod, stick, or cudgel.
Webster's New World

A blow with a stick or cudgel.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • falanga
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verb
bastinadoed, bastinadoing
To subject to a beating; thrash.
American Heritage
To inflict the bastinado on.
Webster's New World

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

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Bastinado

Noun

Singular:
bastinado
Plural:
bastinadoes, bastinados

Origin of Bastinado

  • Alteration of Spanish bastonada from baston stick from Vulgar Latin bastō *bastōn-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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