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
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