From baston, early spelling of baton + -ade
bastonade (third-person singular simple present bastonades, present participle bastonading, simple past and past participle bastonaded)
- (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.
- [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.