Definitions for gantletˈgænt lɪt, ˈgɔnt-

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  1. gauntlet, gantlet(noun)

    to offer or accept a challenge

    "threw down the gauntlet"; "took up the gauntlet"

  2. gauntlet, gantlet, metal glove(noun)

    a glove of armored leather; protects the hand

  3. gauntlet, gantlet(noun)

    a glove with long sleeve

  4. gantlet(noun)

    the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times

  5. gauntlet, gantlet(noun)

    a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Gantlet(noun)

    a military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed

  2. Gantlet(noun)

    a glove. See Gauntlet

  3. Origin: [Gantlet is corrupted fr. gantlope; gantlope is for gatelope, Sw. gatlopp, orig., a running down a lane; gata street, lane + lopp course, career, akin to lpa to run. See Gate a way, and Leap.]


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