Gauntlet is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of gauntlet, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - to offer or accept a challenge
EXAMPLES - Gauntlet in a Sentence
- Neither Hillary or Obama have run that kind of gauntlet before. (source)
- "A gauntlet is a kind of glove from medieval armoury," writes Kat (source)
- Boeing said the so-called "gauntlet testing" wrapped up late Sunday. (source)
- The "gauntlet" refers to the challenge that would accompany the speech. (source)
- This was struck from player to player, who wore a kind of gauntlet on the arm. (source)
- The segments of his gauntlet gloves began to burn the white flesh of her fingers. (source)
- Her skill-power comes along when she steals a gauntlet from the villainous Lord Licorice. (source)
- Davids article is not as you describe it aka gauntlet revealing opposites etc etc blah blah. (source)
- The guy who throws down * that* gauntlet is gonna be able to make any movie he wants after that. (source)
- So if the gauntlet is the threat, and The Avengers defeat it all by their lonesome, then it will be (source)
- The Cestus was a kind of gauntlet, or glove, made of straps of leather, and plated with brass, lead or iron. (source)
- This team will get a true test in trying to run through the gauntlet which is the next three weeks: at Dallas, (source)
- These closed-loop "gauntlet" tests trick the systems into believing the aircraft is flying, and test the responses. (source)
- Wooley said it recommends a "gauntlet" of devices to repel carp advancing toward Lake Michigan in the Chicago waterways. (source)
- The yellow glove on Barnes left hand, known as a gauntlet, is made out of dense elk-leather and he has used it for seven years. (source)
- Celebrities and dignitaries made their way between the cops and marshals, past the gauntlet of gawkers, and toward the church door. (source)
- The problem is, as good a job as this instinctive system has done getting this far through evolution's gauntlet, it can make mistakes. (source)
- The gauntlet was a kind of slingshot, and if he didn't act quickly, Jeska would win the match before Chainer had gotten anything out of her. (source)
- Musicians start playing the "gauntlet" or the Lone Ranger theme from the William Tell Overture at 5: 25 p.m. for those really pushing their luck. (source)
- G] [Footnote G: The gauntlet was a sort of iron glove, the fingers of which were made flexible by joints formed with scales sliding over each other.] (source)
- The gauntlet is a reasonable size and has a dual closure with two generous portions of hook and loop fastener attaching the flaps underneath the wrist. (source)
- Any player getting three goose eggs has to run the gauntlet, which is the name given to running between two lines of players while they slap at his back. (source)
- What if, instead of punishing Yeltsin after his outburst at the 1987 plenum, Gorbachev had picked up the muddy gauntlet flung at his feet and promoted him? (source)
- The reason it matters is that because there is no longer a healthy, aggressive press corps ... candidates don't run the same kind of gauntlet they once did. (source)
- Justice of the Peace Mike Little's seat hasn't been opposed for several years, so getting out to be part of the "gauntlet" was something he hasn't had to do since 1994. (source)
- It's interesting to see in the photo above that the hook-and-loop strap on the gauntlet is shorter than it could be, while the strap on the back of the wrist is too long. (source)
- It was enough to make a Burlington boy feel right at home (despite having just passed through the Terminal 5 security gauntlet, which is akin to a shakedown by the Mossad). (source)
- One of the first things i do with a mobile browser after download and installation, is run it through a site gauntlet, that is, a mix of sites with oodles of embedded media. (source)
- Considering that President Obama has not yet announced a nominee, it seems premature for the GOP to throw down the gauntlet on how they're going to approach the confirmation process. (source)
- Few of the comments address the issue that Beckham has simply put his body through too much for the Galaxy to send him through a Premier League gauntlet with their blessing and thanks. (source)
- Although the story comes second-hand through this November 20 U.S. embassy cable, we can still sense the trauma of that night in the description of fleeing demonstrators forced through a police "gauntlet". (source)
- The same night Lehman was enjoying himself at the '86 Tailhook convention, Lt. Roxanne Baxter, an attractive aviator, wandered into a third-floor "gauntlet," a passageway lined with men who fondled females. (source)
- No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 2 Texas Tech Coming off the biggest win in school history against Texas last weekend, the Red Raiders now face the kind of gauntlet that proved the undoing of their more illustrious rivals. (source)
- The new passenger version of the 747 completed late Sunday its so-called "gauntlet testing," which involves running all airplane systems as if the aircraft were in flight, including power, avionics and flight controls. (source)
- Go to any falconry school anywhere and the drill starts the same way: you put on the big leather falconer's glove, known as a gauntlet (as it throwing down), tether your bid and head out the door after some brief instruction. (source)
- i need to figure out whether the password system in 'gauntlet' is for anything but your own amusement, since i haven't found anywhere to input the passwords yet. i made it farther than ever this morning though. previous - next ja vi erRRRR! (source)
- Not only did I manage to plunder the Tesco Fringe buffet (first time I've managed to get free food from Tesco without having to run the gauntlet with store detectives first), but everywhere I went journalists, reporters and political editors fawned on me. (source)
- The gauntlet is fairly flung to all who cry "America for the Americans;" and it may be an additional reason against an attempt to reconstitute the Union that the first step of the new State must in honour be an armed protest against French action, or the swagger of twenty years is even more vain than it was believed to be. (source)
- Again, as an injury to the left hand may disable the horseman, we would recommend the newly-invented piece of armour called the gauntlet, which protects the shoulder, arm, and elbow, with the hand engaged in holding the reins, being so constructed as to extend and contract; in addition to which it covers the gap left by the corselet under the armpit. (source)
- In recent weeks, the plane "completed a rigorous series of tests including build verification tests, structures and systems integration tests, landing-gear swings and factory gauntlet, which is the full simulation of the first flight using the actual airplane," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the Dreamliner program, in a statement issued late Sunday. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "gauntlet" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 6 synonyms for gauntlet.
armor, challenge, glove, onslaught, test, trial
We have 0 antonyms for gauntlet.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gauntlet from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A protective glove worn with medieval armor.
- (noun) A protective glove with a flared cuff, used in manual labor, in certain sports, and for driving.
- (noun) A challenge: throw down the gauntlet; take up the gauntlet.
- (noun) A dress glove cuffed above the wrist.
- (noun) A form of punishment or torture in which people armed with sticks or other weapons arrange themselves in two lines facing each other and beat the person forced to run between them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Protective armor for the hands.
- (noun) Two parallel rows of attackers who strike at a criminal as punishment
- (noun) Simultaneous attack from two or more sides
- (noun) Any challenging, difficult, or painful ordeal, often one performed for atonement or punishment
- (noun) A temporary convergence of two parallel railroad tracks allowing passage through a narrow opening in each direction without switching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.
- (noun) A long glove, covering the wrist.
- (noun) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A glove; specifically, in medieval armor, a glove of defense, either attached to the defensive armor of the arm or separate from it.
- (noun) A long stout glove, usually for use in riding or driving. As ordinarily worn, it covers loosely the lower part of the arm.
- (noun) In a restricted sense, the wrist-cover or cuff alone of a glove.
- (noun) A mitt.
- (noun) In surgery, a form of bandage which envelops the hand and fingers like a glove.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) to offer or accept a challenge
- (noun) a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
- (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