Associations to the word «Gauntlet»

Wiktionary

GAUNTLET, noun. Protective armor for the hands.
GAUNTLET, noun. (nautical) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.
GAUNTLET, noun. (archaic) Two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment
GAUNTLET, noun. Simultaneous attack from two or more sides
GAUNTLET, noun. (figuratively) Any challenging, difficult, or painful ordeal, often one performed for atonement or punishment
GAUNTLET, noun. (rail) A temporary convergence of two parallel railroad tracks allowing passage through a narrow opening in each direction without switching.

Dictionary definition

GAUNTLET, noun. To offer or accept a challenge; "threw down the gauntlet"; "took up the gauntlet".
GAUNTLET, noun. A glove of armored leather; protects the hand.
GAUNTLET, noun. A glove with long sleeve.
GAUNTLET, 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.

Wise words

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