gantlet

noun gant·let

less common spelling of

  1. 1 :  a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand

  2. 2 :  any of various protective gloves used especially in industry

  3. 3 :  an open challenge (as to combat) —used in phrases like throw down the gauntlet

  4. 4 :  a dress glove extending above the wrist




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