Kiss the gunners daughter

What does "Kiss the gunners daughter" mean?

Today it means: Old Navy punishment.

This was a term used to describe a punishment which involved the guilty person bending over the barrel of a gun or other similar armament to receive "the lash". Adults would usually receive punishment standing up so this form of corporal punishment was administered to a child; usually with a rope or cane.

See also: Over a barrel   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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