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Definition of Gauntlet


  1. See Gantlet.
  2. A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.
  3. A long glove, covering the wrist.
  4. A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.

Gauntlet Quotations

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
George C. Wallace

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
Robert Green Ingersoll

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I've often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies.
Hillary Clinton

Conservative women in politics run a punishing gauntlet. They endure psychological evaluations and near-gynecological exams their male and liberal counterparts do not.
Mark McKinnon
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Gauntlet Translations

gauntlet in Spanish is guantelete
gauntlet in Swedish is ridhandske, gatlopp
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