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gantlet

Definitions of gantlet
  1. noun
    a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    synonyms: gauntlet, metal glove
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    type of:
    glove
    handwear: covers the hand and wrist
  2. noun
    a glove with long sleeve
    synonyms: gauntlet
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    type of:
    glove
    handwear: covers the hand and wrist
  3. noun
    to offer or accept a challenge
    synonyms: gauntlet
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    type of:
    challenge
    a call to engage in a contest or fight
  4. 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
    synonyms: gauntlet
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    type of:
    corporal punishment
    the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
  5. 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
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    type of:
    railroad, railroad track, railway
    a line of track providing a runway for wheels
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