sherman (tank) n.
1. an American [Yank n. (2)].
|Fletcher’s Book of Rhy. Sl.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 1048/2: since WW2.|
|London Fields 81: ‘I know what you are. A four-wheel Sherman.’ An explanation was effortfully supplied. Four-wheel = four-wheel skid = yid. Sherman = Sherman tank = yank.|
|Trainspotting 154: We fill in some fuckin Sherman Tank.|
|Wicked Cockney Rhy. Sl.|
|Kill Your Friends (2009) 41: Krauts, Frogs, Shermans, Japs and Brits.|
2. masturbation [wank n. (1)].
|Filth 109: I recover from that Sherman Tank with a strong cup of coffee.|
|Dead Long Enough 9: Samuel Pepys had, according to his diary, a quick Sherman during the sermon while off his tits on sherry.|
|Dirty Cockney Rhy. Sl.|