(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service.
(in the 19th century) one of a group of irregular Turkish soldiers notorious for their brutality
the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies. a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing. to strike with a crushing or smashing blow. Chiefly […]
a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas. the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar. Historical Examples On his way he had been joined by large bodies of the Kirghis and Bashkir nomads. Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) Charles Morris This Bashkir, however, was not […]
- Bashkir autonomous republic
an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Europe. 55,430 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). Capital: Ufa.
- Bashkir republic
noun a constituent republic of E central Russia, in the S Urals: established as the first Soviet autonomous republic in 1919; rich mineral resources. Capital: Ufa. Pop: 4 012 900 (2002). Area: 143 600 sq km (55 430 sq miles) Also called Bashkiria (bæʃˈkɪərɪə), (Russian) Bashkortostan (bæʃˈkɔːtɔˌstɑːn; baʃkɔrtɔˈstɑːn)