gauntlet

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1 gauntlet noun
also US gantlet /ˈgɑːntlət/
plural gauntlets
1 gauntlet
noun
also US gantlet /ˈgɑːntlət/
plural gauntlets
Learner's definition of GAUNTLET
[count]
: a situation in which someone is attacked, criticized, questioned, etc., by many people usually used in the phrase run the gauntlet
compare 2gauntlet
2 gauntlet /ˈgɑːntlət/ noun
plural gauntlets
2 gauntlet
/ˈgɑːntlət/
noun
plural gauntlets
Learner's definition of GAUNTLET
[count]
: a metal glove worn with a suit of armor by soldiers in the Middle Ages
: a long, heavy glove worn to protect the hand

pick/take up the gauntlet

: to show that you are willing and ready to fight, argue, or compete with someone or to do something that is difficult but necessary : to accept or respond to a challenge

throw down the gauntlet

: to say or show that you are ready to fight, argue, or compete with someone : to challenge someone
compare 1gauntlet

— gauntleted

/ˈgɑːntlətəd/ adjective
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