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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bastinado (plural bastinadoes)

  1. A blow with a stick or cudgel.
  2. Beating the bare soles of the feet with a stick: a form of corporal punishment used primarily within prisons in various countries. The receiving person is required to be barefoot.

VerbEdit

bastinado (third-person singular simple present bastinadoes, present participle bastinadoing, simple past and past participle bastinadoed)

  1. (transitive) To punish a person by beating the bare soles of the feet, using a stick or truncheon.

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