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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".) I was forced to marry the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter