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  Definition of gantlet
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. a glove with long sleeve
  4. a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
  5. to offer or accept a challenge; "threw down the gauntlet"; "took up the gauntlet"
Similar Words: gauntlet, metal glove

 

Part Meronyms: body armor, body armour, suit of armor, suit of armour, coat of mail, cataphract

 

Anagrams: elegant

 

 
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