1. a medieval glove, as of mail or plate, worn by a knight in armour to protect the hand.
2. a glove with an extended cuff for the wrist.
3. the cuff itself.
1. a former punishment, chiefly military, in which the offender was made to run between two rows of men who struck at him as he passed.
2. the two rows of men administering this punishment.
3. an attack from two or all sides.
4. trying conditions; an ordeal.
5. Also: gantlet - Railroads . a track construction used in narrow places, in which two parallel tracks converge so that their inner rails cross, run parallel, and diverge again, thus allowing a train to remain on its own track at all times.
-verb (used with object)