Dragoon---probably old news, but....
- dragoon (druh-GOON) verb tr.
To force someone to do something; coerce.
[From French dragon (dragon, to dragoon).]
This is a good example of how a term transferred from an object to a
people to an action. Originally it referred to the firearms, either
from the fact that they breathed fire like a dragon or from the shape
of the pistol hammer. Eventually it began to be applied to a European
cavalryman armed with a carbine. Today the term is used in the sense
of forcing someone to do something against his or her will.
from a word of the day email I get---one of several