bastinade


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bas·ti·na·do

 (băs′tə-nā′dō, -nä′-) also bas·ti·nade (-nād′, -näd′)
n. pl. bas·ti·na·does also bas·ti·nades
1. A beating with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.
2. A stick or cudgel.
tr.v. bas·ti·na·doed, bas·ti·na·do·ing, bas·ti·na·does also bas·ti·nad·ed or bas·ti·nad·ing or bas·ti·nades
To subject to a beating; thrash.

[Alteration of Spanish bastonada, from baston, stick, from Vulgar Latin *bastō, *bastōn-.]