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Found 2 items, similar to gantlet.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: gantlet gantlet n 1: to offer or accept a challenge; “threw down the gauntlet”; “took up the gauntlet” [syn: gauntlet] 2: a glove of armored leather; protects the hand [syn: gauntlet, metal glove] 3: a glove with long sleeve [syn: gauntlet] 4: 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: 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 [syn: gauntlet]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Gantlet Gantlet \Gant"let\, n. [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 l["o]pa to run. See Gate a way, and Leap.] 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. [1913 Webster] To run the gantlet, to suffer the punishment of the gantlet; hence, to go through the ordeal of severe criticism or controversy, or ill-treatment at many hands. [1913 Webster] Winthrop ran the gantlet of daily slights. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] Note: Written also, but less properly, gauntlet. [1913 Webster] Gantlet \Gant"let\, n. A glove. See Gauntlet. [1913 Webster]


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