"gauntlet" in the noun sense
1. gauntlet, gantlet
to offer or accept a challenge
"threw down the gauntlet"
"took up the gauntlet"
2. gauntlet, gantlet, metal glove
a glove of armored leather protects the hand
3. gauntlet, gantlet
a glove with long sleeve
4. gauntlet, gantlet
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
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