Gunner's daughter
Gunner Gun"ner, n. 1. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer. [1913 Webster]

2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The great northern diver or loon. See {Loon}. (b) The sea bream. [Prov. Eng. or Irish] [1913 Webster]

{Gunner's daughter}, the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment. [Sailor's slang] --W. C. Russell.

{tail gunner} (Mil.) A member of the crew of a bomber airplane who operates the defensive gun at the rear of the airplane. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • gunner's daughter —    obsolete    a flogging    Literally, the barrel of the gun over which the victim was strapped, thus kissing or marrying her:     I was made to kiss the wench that never speaks but when she scolds, and that s the gunner s daughter. (W. Scott,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • gunner's\ daughter — A name for a particular type of punishment on a ship. Involves leather straps soaked in oil. You ll get the gunner s daughter for that if he catches you …   Dictionary of american slang

  • gunner's\ daughter — A name for a particular type of punishment on a ship. Involves leather straps soaked in oil. You ll get the gunner s daughter for that if he catches you …   Dictionary of american slang

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  • Kissing the gunner's daughter — may refer to: The British naval tradition of bending a sailor over a ship s gun to be lashed with a cat o nine tails Kissing the Gunner s Daughter, a 1992 novel by Ruth Rendell This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • kiss the gunner's daughter — To be tied to a gun for a flogging • • • Main Entry: ↑gun kiss the gunner s daughter To get a flogging, tied to the breech of a cannon • • • Main Entry: ↑kiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • kiss the gunner's daughter — verb To be flogged or beaten while restrained over a cannon. But I was punished, my lad made to kiss the wench that never speaks but when she scolds, and thats the gunners daughter, comrade …   Wiktionary

  • Scavenger's daughter — Scavenger s daughter[dubious – discuss] The Scavenger s daughter was a type of torture device invented in the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Extant documents reveal, however …   Wikipedia

  • Captain's daughter — can refer to: *The Captain s Daughter, a novel by A.S. Pushkin. *An opera based on the novel, composed by César Cui. *the Cat o nine tails, a multi tailed instrument of corporal punishment; compare gunner s daughter …   Wikipedia

  • Gunner — Gun ner, n. 1. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer. [1913 Webster] 2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The great northern diver… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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