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Definitions of gantlet

gantlet1  (ˈɡæntlɪt ; 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 ; ˈɡɔːnt-) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a variant of gauntlet1

gauntlet1  (ˈɡɔːntlɪt 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

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