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Meaning of BASTINADO

Pronunciation:  `bastu'neydow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
  2. [v]  beat somebody on the soles of the feet
 

BASTINADO is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: beat, cudgel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bas`ti*na"do\, n.; pl. {Bastinadoes}. [Sp. bastonada
    (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. b?ton) 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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

beating, a mode of punishment common in the East. It is referred to by "the rod of correction" (Prov. 22:15), "scourging" (Lev. 19:20), "chastising" (Deut. 22:18). The number of blows could not exceed forty (Deut. 25:2, 3).

 

 

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