HyperDic: gauntlet

English > 4 senses of the word gauntlet:
NOUNcommunicationgauntlet, gantletto offer or accept a challenge
artifactgauntlet, gantlet, metal glovea glove of armored leather
artifactgauntlet, gantleta glove with long sleeve
actgauntlet, gantleta 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
gauntlet > pronunciation
Soundsgao'ntlaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > gauntlet: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningTo offer or accept a challenge.
Examples
  • "threw down the gauntlet"
  • "took up the gauntlet"
Synonymgantlet
BroaderchallengeA call to engage in a contest / contest or fight
Spanishguante
English > gauntlet: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA glove of armored leather; protects the hand.
Synonymsgantlet, 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 > gauntlet: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA glove with long sleeve.
Synonymgantlet
Broaderglovehandwear
Spanishguante largo
English > gauntlet: 4 senses > noun 4, 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.
Synonymgantlet
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

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