Gantlet

Definition of Gantlet

Gant´let
n.1.A military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed.
To run the gantlet
to suffer the punishment of the gantlet; hence, to go through the ordeal of severe criticism or controversy, or ill-treatment at many hands.
Winthrop ran the gantlet of daily slights.
- Palfrey.
1.A glove. See Gauntlet.

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