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GAUNTLET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gauntlet mean? 

GAUNTLET (noun)
  The noun GAUNTLET has 4 senses:

1. to offer or accept a challenge
2. a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
3. a glove with long sleeve
4. 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

  Familiarity information: GAUNTLET used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GAUNTLET (noun)


Sense 1gauntlet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To offer or accept a challenge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gantlet; gauntlet

Context examples:

threw down the gauntlet / took up the gauntlet

Hypernyms ("gauntlet" is a kind of...):

challenge (a call to engage in a contest or fight)


Sense 2gauntlet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A glove of armored leather; protects the hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

metal glove; gantlet; gauntlet

Hypernyms ("gauntlet" is a kind of...):

glove (handwear: covers the hand and wrist)

Holonyms ("gauntlet" is a part of...):

body armor; body armour; cataphract; coat of mail; suit of armor; suit of armour (armor that protects the wearer's whole body)


Sense 3gauntlet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A glove with long sleeve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gantlet; gauntlet

Hypernyms ("gauntlet" is a kind of...):

glove (handwear: covers the hand and wrist)


Sense 4gauntlet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gauntlet; gantlet

Hypernyms ("gauntlet" is a kind of...):

corporal punishment (the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime)


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