What does gauntlet mean?

Definitions for gauntletˈgɔnt lɪt, ˈgɑnt-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gauntlet.

Princeton's WordNet

  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. 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 Dictionary

  1. Gauntlet(noun)

    see Gantlet

  2. Gauntlet(noun)

    a glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds

  3. Gauntlet(noun)

    a long glove, covering the wrist

  4. Gauntlet(noun)

    a rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying

  5. Origin: [F. gantelet, dim. of gant glove, LL. wantus, of Teutonic origin; cf. D. want, Sw. & Dan. vante, Icel. vttr, for vantr.]


  1. Gauntlet

    Gauntlet is a name for several different styles of glove, particularly those with an extended cuff covering part of the forearm. Gauntlets exist in many forms, ranging from flexible fabric and leather gloves, to mail and fully articulated plate armour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gauntlet

    gänt′let, n. the iron glove of armour, formerly thrown down in challenge: a long glove covering the wrist.—p.adj. Gaunt′leted, wearing a gauntlet or gauntlets.—n. Gaunt′let-guard, a guard of a sword or dagger, protecting the hand very thoroughly.—Run the gauntlet (see Gantlet).—Throw down, Take up, the gauntlet, to give, to accept a challenge. [Fr. gantelet, double dim. of gant, a glove, of Scand. origin; cf. Old Sw. vante, a glove, Ice. vöttr, a glove, Dan. vante.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauntlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauntlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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