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Other Bastinado Definition

[n] a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
[v] beat somebody on the soles of the feet

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beat, cudgel

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\Bas`ti*na"do\, n.; pl. {Bastinadoes}. [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. b?ton) a stick or staff. See {Baston}.]
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.
\Bas`ti*na"do\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bastinadoes}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bastinadoing}.] To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.

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