Bas`ti*na"do (?), n.; pl. Bastinadoes (#). [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. bton) 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.

 

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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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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