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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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Another volunteer gunner of the World War II era was Jim Crouse, who flew missions over Japan from India on the B-29 Superfortress.
Sergeant First Class Matthew Hinkley is the branch chief of the Bradley Master Gunner Course at Fort Banning, Georgia.
He said although Gunner Wright was a quiet man, he was well known for his sense of humour and kept his fellow soldiers in high spirits.
It increases our ability to observe and locate the enemy and eliminates the threat of sniper fire for the turret gunners.
Forest Gunner could well go off favourite if the money continues to pour in.
Gunner Terry was in the Regular Army for seven years but is now a warehouseman for a removal company.
Mr Gunner was accompanied yesterday by his son Stephen, 30, who recently left the Army, having served in Basra, to help run the family farming enterprise.
In addition to providing a history of a complicated trade, Gunners takes us into the fuselage and turrets of WWII aircraft where the gunners' lonely role was characterized by eight hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror.
You don't need to be a top-notch detective like Aaron Gunner to get a thrill out of Gar Anthony Haywood's latest mystery.
Gunner Protective Kits (GPK) improve the protection of the gunner with taller armoring and transparent shields, offering enhanced visibility of the surrounding area.
Jason Tiffany Mertlich decided to reveal the baby's gender to his three young children - Gunner, Paisley and Harper - by hosting a party.
Gunner's glory; untold stories of Marine machine gunners.
The aviation gunner (AG) in the back normally operates the FLIR using a hand controller, but it can be operated by the pilots as well.
RICHARD LEE, who won the Coral Welsh National with Le Beau Bai, returns over the border for another staying prize as he pitches Victory Gunner and Incentivise at the William Hill West Wales National at Ffos Las today.
WHO: Australian Shepherd - Gunner - from Bloomingburg, NY was just named a finalist in the Eukanuba 28-Day Challenge Champion Contest; there will be a total of five finalists.