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English noun: gauntlet

1. gauntlet (communication) to offer or accept a challenge

SamplesThrew down the gauntlet.
Took up the gauntlet.


Broader (hypernym)challenge

2. gauntlet (artifact) a glove of armored leather; protects the hand

Synonymsgantlet, metal glove

Broader (hypernym)glove

Part meronymbody armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour

3. gauntlet (artifact) a glove with long sleeve


Broader (hypernym)glove

4. gauntlet (act) 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


Broader (hypernym)corporal punishment

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