Bastinadoes
Bastinado Bas`ti*na"do, n.; pl. {Bastinadoes}. [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. b[^a]ton) a stick or staff. See {Baston}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A blow with a stick or cudgel. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bastinadoes — v. blow or beat with a club; punish by beating on the soles of the feet with a stick n. blow, beating (on the buttocks or soles of the feet); stick, rod, cudgel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bastinado — Bas ti*na do, n.; pl. {Bastinadoes}. [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. b[^a]ton) a stick or staff. See {Baston}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A blow with a stick or cudgel. [1913 Webster] 2. A sound beating with a stick or cudgel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bastinado — /bas teuh nay doh, nah doh/, n., pl. bastinadoes, v., bastinadoed, bastinadoing. n. 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 …   Universalium

  • bastinado — [ˌbastɪ neɪdəʊ, nα:dəʊ] chiefly historical noun a form of punishment or torture that involves caning the soles of a person s feet. verb (bastinadoes, bastinadoing, bastinadoed) punish or torture in such a way. Origin C16: from Sp. bastonada, from …   English new terms dictionary

  • bastinado — /bæstəˈnadoʊ/ (say bastuh nahdoh) noun (plural bastinadoes) 1. a blow or a beating with a stick, etc. 2. a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet, or on the buttocks. 3. a stick or cudgel. –verb (t)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bastinado — [bas΄tə näd′ō, bas΄tənā′dō] n. pl. bastinadoes [Sp bastonada < bastón, a stick] 1. a beating or blow with a stick, usually on the soles of the feet, esp. as a method of punishment 2. a rod, stick, or cudgel: Also bastinade [bas΄tənād′] vt.… …   English World dictionary

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