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EtymologyEdit

From baston, early spelling of baton + -ade

VerbEdit

bastonade (third-person singular simple present bastonades, present participle bastonading, simple past and past participle bastonaded)

  1. (archaic) To beat a person with a stick, especially on the soles of the feet.
    • 1851, Theodore Dwight, The Roman Republic of 1849
      A lady, injured by an Austrian soldier, reproached him, and was bastonaded. Repeating her reproaches while under the bastonado, she was bastonaded more.

ReferencesEdit

  • [Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Bastonade”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. [], London: Printed for C. Chappell, [], OCLC 23927885.

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

bastonade

  1. plural of bastonada