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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

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

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

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

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

And, quite frankly, I fully expected to be charged with murder, because they weren't charging anybody. I did it in terms of, I felt like I was throwing down the gauntlet saying look, this is what happened. There's a family out there that needed to know what happened.
Patty Hearst
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Gauntlet Translations

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