HyperDic: gantlet

English > 5 senses of the word gantlet:
NOUNcommunicationgantlet, gauntletto offer or accept a challenge
artifactgantlet, gauntlet, metal glovea glove of armored leather
artifactgantlet, gauntleta glove with long sleeve
artifactgantletthe convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place
actgantlet, gauntleta 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
gantlet > pronunciation
Soundsgao'ntlaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > gantlet: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningTo offer or accept a challenge.
Synonymgauntlet
BroaderchallengeA call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
Spanishguante
English > gantlet: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA glove of armored leather; protects the hand.
Synonymsgauntlet, metal glove
Part ofbody armor, body armour, suit of armor, suit of armour, coat of mail, cataphractarmor that protects the wearer's whole body
Broaderglovehandwear
Spanishguante de metal, guantelete
Catalanguantellet
English > gantlet: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA glove with long sleeve.
Synonymgauntlet
Broaderglovehandwear
Spanishguante largo
English > gantlet: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe 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.
Broaderrailroad track, railroad, railwayA line of track providing a runway for wheels
Spanishvía de garganta, vía traslapada
Catalanvia encavalcada
English > gantlet: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA 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.
Synonymgauntlet
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

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