bastinado

Definitions of bastinado
  1. noun
    a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels
    synonyms: falanga
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    type of:
    torture, torturing
    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
  2. noun
    a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
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    type of:
    cudgel
    a club that is used as a weapon
  3. verb
    beat somebody on the soles of the feet
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    type of:
    beat
    hit repeatedly
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