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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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; The convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; A glove with long sleeve;

Usage examples (32)
  • I claim it has to be "gantlet," and he of course says, "yo mama!"
  • It's been a year since drunken naval aviators at the Tailhook convention assaulted 26 women in a "gantlet" at the Las Vegas Hilton, and no officer has been charged.
  • Arroyo knows that she faces a gantlet of problems.
  • Next, a gantlet of automated paddles sorts bags by flight. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: A "gantlet" is a section of overlapping railroad tracks. A "gauntlet" is either a kind of heavy glove or a dangerous path one runs while subject to abuse by others.
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