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noun 
  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.
verb (bastinados, bastinadoing, bastinadoed)
  1. To punish someone by beating someone on the bare soles of the feet, usign a stick or truncheon.
Etymology: bastonada (confer French bastonnade), from baston a stick or staff.


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