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  • a form of corporal punishment in which the bare soles of the feet are beaten with a stick or truncheon.
  • to punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, usign a stick or truncheon.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



BASTINADO, n. The act of walking on wood without exertion.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Bas`ti*na"do (&?;), n.; pl. Bastinadoes (&?;). [Sp. bastonada (cf. F. bastonnade), fr. baston (cf. F. bâton) 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.

Bas`ti*na"do, 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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