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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for gantlet in the sense of this definition

(gantlet is a kind of ...) the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

Definition 2: the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times - [noun denoting artifact]

(gantlet is a kind of ...) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

Definition 3: a glove of armored leather; protects the hand - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gantlet in the sense of this definition

(gantlet is a kind of ...) handwear: covers the hand and wrist

(... is part of gantlet) armor that protects the wearer's whole body

Definition 4: a glove with long sleeve - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gantlet in the sense of this definition

(gantlet is a kind of ...) handwear: covers the hand and wrist

Definition 5: to offer or accept a challenge - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where gantlet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • threw down the gauntlet
  • took up the gauntlet

Synonyms for gantlet in the sense of this definition

(gantlet is a kind of ...) a call to engage in a contest or fight

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