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Meaning of bastinado

bas•ti•na•do

Pronunciation: (bas"tu-nā'dō, -nä'dō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -does, -doed, -do•ing.
—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 or cudgel.
—v.t.
  1. to beat with a stick, cane, etc., esp. on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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