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.
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.