Bastinado

Definition of Bastinado

Bas`ti`na´do
n.1.
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.
v. t.1.To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.
[imp. & p. p. Bastinadoed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bastinadoing.]

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