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gauntlet

EN[ˈɡɔnt.lət]
WGauntlet
  • Gauntlet or gantlet may refer to:
  • Gauntlet (glove), protective gloves used as a form of armour
  • Gauntlet track, a type of railroad track
  • Running the gauntlet, a form of physical punishment
  • Gauntlet (keyboard), a wireless glove used as a computer input device
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    Definition of gauntlet in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgauntletsSUF-let
    1. Protective armor for the hands.
      1. (nautical) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.
        1. (archaic) Two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment.
          1. Simultaneous attack from two or more sides.
            1. (figuratively) Any challenging, difficult, or painful ordeal, often one performed for atonement or punishment.
              1. (rail transport) A temporary convergence of two parallel railroad tracks allowing passage through a narrow opening in each direction without switching.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • He doesn't read Greek, but he really took up the gauntlet and did his best to understand the letter, anyway.
              • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
                1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 10001-20000
                2. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns

                Other Vocabulary

                Look-Alike Words
                1. en gantlet
                2. en gauntlets
                3. en mantlet
                4. en cantlet
                5. en gaunter
                Related Links:
                1. en gauntlets
                2. en gauntleted
                3. en gauntletted
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of gauntlet for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "gauntlet" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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