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Noun: bastinado (bastinadoes)  ,bas-tu'ney-dow
  1. A cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
     
  2. A form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels
    - falanga
Verb: bastinado  ,bas-tu'ney-dow
  1. Beat somebody on the soles of the feet

Derived forms: bastinadoes, bastinadoing, bastinadoed

Type of: beat, cudgel, torture, torturing

Encyclopedia: Bastinado