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gunner's daughter

obsolete A cannon or other such armament used on a naval vessel, to which seamen were bound so as to receive lashings during corporal punishment. (Usually used with the verbs marry, kiss, or hug + the.) I was forced to marry the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter

kiss the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up kissing the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, kiss

marry the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up marrying the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, marry

gunner

n. an earnest student. (Collegiate.) The gunners in my algebra class always get the As.
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Gunners, there are improved gunner's restraint systems available for your up-armored HMMWVs.
Tony Burnell equalised for the Gunners to send the match into extra-time, but there was no further score and Porto just clinched the cup by holding their nerve in the penalty shoot-out.
We encourage brigade and battalion master gunners to use the Fort Benning website as well as contact the Master Gunner Branch for assistance.
Gunner Thornton, of the 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery, died from injuries he received from a single gunshot wound while on patrol north of Basra on Tuesday.
The range of the system exceeds that of the human eye so it has the ability to aid the gunner in looking for threats that may not be immediately visible.
But on 44 minutes restart the Gunners were handed a penalty try after Paterson, who also converted, was held back.
One pilot recalled his gunner using white caps on the Pacific as targets during gunnery practice.
Following the ceremony the young gunners presented a cheque for pounds 816 to the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
As the first half drew closer to the end an error between Michael James and his defensive line gifted Gunners winger Thabo Metlhayotlhe a chance to react quickly and tap inside an empty net to break the ice and close proceedings of the first 45minutes.
The 27-year-old winger is comfortable on either flank, and could figure to play a prominent role for the Gunners in 2012-2013.
CHRIS PATERSON was at the centre of an injury scare last night after the Gunners were hammered by shamed Harlequins.
GEORDIE Gunners gave Defence Secretary Des Browne a demonstration of a new long-range weapon which is being used in the fight against the Taliban.
The Gunners ended their recent decline with a battling win over in-form Newport at Murrayfield.
Since Bruce Rioch snapped up Dennis Bergkamp in 1995 the Gunners have rarely stopped nipping over to the land of orange.