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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A protective glove worn with armor. Also: A double line of armed people that strikes a person that runs between.

Usage examples (38)
  • The prisoners had to run a gauntlet as part of their punishment.
  • Threw down the gauntlet
  • Took up the gauntlet
  • Her skill-power comes along when she steals a gauntlet from the villainous Lord Licorice. 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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