Bastinado meaning

-nād, -näd
A beating with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.
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A stick or cudgel.
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To subject to a beating; thrash.
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A beating or blow with a stick, usually on the soles of the feet, esp. as a method of punishment.
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A rod, stick, or cudgel.
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To inflict the bastinado on.
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A blow with a stick or cudgel.
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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.
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To punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, using a stick or truncheon.
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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