Triangles
Tied up at the triangles. A machine to which a soldier was at
one time fastened when flogged.
“He was tied up at the triangles, and branded `D.' ” —Ouida:
Under Two Flags, chap. vii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 More on Triangles from Fact Monster:
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