gunner's daughter

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, 1824)
   A son of a gun was an illegitimate child, conceived on a long voyage and of doubtful paternity, although these connotations are forgotten in modern use.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter — infobox Book | name = Kissing the Gunner s Daughter title orig = translator = author = Ruth Rendell cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = Inspector Wexford # 15 genre = Crime, Mystery novel publisher = Hutchinson… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • tail gunner — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gunner — Recorded in many forms including Gonner, Gunnor, Guner, Junor, and apparently Junior, this is an English surname. It has at least two possible origins, each with its own history and derivation. Firstly it may be of Old Norse origin, and an… …   Surnames reference

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