Definition of gauntlet

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