Definition of gauntlet
- gauntlet Noun Protective armor for the hands.
- gauntlet Noun Two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment
- gauntlet Noun Simultaneous attack from two or more sides
- gauntlet Noun Any challenging, difficult, or painful ordeal, often one performed for atonement or punishment
- gauntlet Noun A temporary convergence of two parallel railroad tracks allowing passage through a narrow opening in each direction without switching.