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Definitions of gauntlet:

  • noun:   a 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
  • noun:   a glove with long sleeve
  • noun:   a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
  • noun:   to offer or accept a challenge
    Example: "Threw down the gauntlet"

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