Definition for "Bastinado"

Etymology

Spanish bastonada (confer French bastonnade), from baston (“a stick or staff”).
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Bastinado - (Noun)

phonetic : /ˌbastəˈnādō/ phonetic : /-ˈnädō/ http://www.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/de/0/bastinado.mp3
1. A form of punishment or torture that involves caning the soles of someone's feet
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(n) bastinado (a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet)
falanga (a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels)
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Bastinado (.), n.; pl. Bastinadoes (.). [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. bâton) a stick or staff. See ****.]



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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A blow with a stick or cudgel.
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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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Bastinado - (Verb)

phonetic : /ˌbastəˈnādō/ phonetic : /-ˈnädō/ http://www.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/de/0/bastinado.mp3
1. Punish or torture (someone) in such a way
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(v) bastinado (beat somebody on the soles of the feet)
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Bastinado, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bastinadoed (.); p. pr. & vb. n. Bastinadoing.] To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.

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transitive To punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, using a stick or truncheon.
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Bastinado - (General)

2. beat somebody on the soles of the feet
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3. Foot whipping, variously known as bastinado, falanga (phalanga), and falaka (falaqa), is a form of corporal punishment whereby the soles of the feet are beaten with an such as a cane or rod, a club, a piece of wood, or a whip. ...
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4. thrashing or cudgeling. (King Henry IV, Part 1)
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5. mode of punishment in Oriental countries, esp. Mohammedan, by beating the feet
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6. A beating with a stick. The term is used figuratively meaning a tongue-lashing or slander.
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Pronunciation : IPA

  • -ɑːdəʊ
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