1. [ noun ] (clothing) a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
Synonyms: gantlet metal_glove
Related terms: glove chain_mail body_armor
2. [ 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
Synonyms: gantlet
Related terms: corporal_punishment
3. [ noun ] to offer or accept a challenge
Synonyms: gantlet

"threw down the gauntlet" "took up the gauntlet"

Related terms: challenge
4. [ noun ] (clothing) a glove with long sleeve
Synonyms: gantlet gauntlets
Related terms: glove
Similar spelling:   gauntlets