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estrapade

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From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] strappada

Noun

estrapade f. (plural estrapades)

  1. strappado, a torture or punishment technique where the victim is tied at a pole which is dropped from a considerable height to just above the soil; aboard a vessel, the victim is dipped into the sea
  2. mast or other contraption constructed for such torturous treatment
  3. gymnastic exercise, where the athlete hangs from a rope and passes the rest of the body in between both arms

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