bastinado


bastinado

noun, plural bas·ti·na·does.

  1. a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
  2. a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc.
  3. a stick or cudgel.

verb (used with object), bas·ti·na·doed, bas·ti·na·do·ing.

  1. to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.

noun plural -does

  1. punishment or torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with a stick
  2. a blow or beating with a stick
  3. a stick; cudgel

verb -does, -doing or -doed (tr)

  1. to beat (a person) on the soles of the feet
n.

1570s, from Spanish bastonada “a beating, cudgeling,” from baston “stick,” from Late Latin bastum (see baton).

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