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gantlet1 (ˈɡæntlɪt Pronunciation for gantlet1 ; ˈɡɔːnt-) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a section of a railway where two tracks overlap
  2. (US) a variant spelling of gauntlet2

Word Origin

C17 gantlope (modern spelling influenced by gauntlet1), from Swedish gatlopp, literally: passageway, from gata way (related to gate3) + lop course

gantlet2 (ˈɡæntlɪt Pronunciation for gantlet2 ; ˈɡɔːnt-) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a variant of gauntlet1

gauntlet1 (ˈɡɔːntlɪt Pronunciation for gauntlet1 or gantlet

Definitions

noun

  1. a medieval armoured leather glove
  2. a heavy glove with a long cuff
  3. See take up the gauntlet

  4. See throw down the gauntlet

Word Origin

C15: from Old French gantelet, diminutive of gant glove, of Germanic origin

Example Sentences Including 'gantlet'

Outside, church officials ran a gantlet of protesters calling for the cardinal's resignation.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
some young men, uttering profanities and spitting, shouted at one woman and three children as they ran sobbing through a gantlet of blows.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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