Word of the Day - Gauntlet
Gauntlet - g ao n t l ih t
A stout glove with a long loose wrist
I have to run the gauntlet to get past him.
a medieval glove, as of mail or plate, worn by a knight in armour to protect the hand.
a glove with an extended cuff for the wrist.
the cuff itself.
IDIOMS FOR GAUNTLET
take up the gauntlet,
1. to accept a challenge to fight He was always willing to take up the gauntlet for a good cause.
2. to show one's defiance.
throw down the gauntlet,
3. to challenge.
4. to defy.
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Dictionary Entries near gauntlet
First known use
First recorded in 1670–80; alteration of gantlope