Bastinado

What is Bastinado?

Bastinado definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural basA.tiA.naA.does.
a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc.
a stick or cudgel.

verb (used with object), basA.tiA.naA.doed, basA.tiA.naA.doA.ing.
to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.

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