• WordNet 3.6
    • adj gauntleted wearing a protective glove "gestured with his gauntleted hand"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gauntleted Wearing a gauntlet.
    • gauntleted Provided with a gauntlet: as, a gauntleted glove.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Gauntleted wearing a gauntlet or gauntlets
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  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death -- that is heroism.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.”


Run the gauntlet - If somebody is being criticised harshly by a lot of people, they are said to run the gauntlet.
Throw down the gauntlet - Throw down the gauntlet is to issue a challenge to somebody.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. gantelet, double dim. of gant, a glove, of Scand. origin; cf. Old Sw. vante, a glove, Ice. vöttr, a glove, Dan. vante.


In literature:

The main body of the Indians were at a distance, awaiting him to run the gauntlet.
"Ella Barnwell" by Emerson Bennett
The meaning then would be 'cased in gauntlets.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Take him hence, and let him be soundly cudgeled for his insolence, Gauntlet.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
He could perhaps win Dick's happiness for him if he would pick up the gauntlet of that speech.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
She was drawing on a pair of driving gauntlets.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
They made him run the gauntlet; that is, they made him run between two lines of Indians, who were beating him all the way.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
And that perhaps was a gauntlet thrown.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
He drops on to a perch, but not before he has run the gauntlet of several lines of sharp eyes.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
He might or might not run the gauntlet in the darkness.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The returned gauntlet now stuck in the ship's broken quarter-gallery, and so remained.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville

In poetry:

These are the gauntlets
Wherewith I wield it,
And hurl it afar off;
This is my girdle;
Whenever I brace it,
Strength is redoubled!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nahant thrusts outward through the waves
Her arm of yellow sand,
And breaks the roaring surge that braves
The gauntlet on her hand;
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then woe broke forth in murmurs weak:
Nor ladies heaved alone the sigh;
But, half ashamed, the rugged cheek
Did many a gauntlet dry.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
I bring no lesson. Well have others preached
This sword that dealt full many a gallant blow;
I come once more to touch the hand that reached
Its knightly gauntlet to the vanquished foe.
"On William Francis Bartlett" by Francis Bret Harte
Did I not watch him while he let
His armourer just brace his greaves,
Rivet his hauberk, on the fret
The while! His foot… my memory leaves
No least stamp out nor how anon
He pulled his ringing gauntlets on.
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning
And tho' frost glaze to-night the clear dew of his eyes,
And white ice-gauntlets glove his noble fine fair fingers o'er,
A warm dress is to him that lightning-garb he ever wore,
The lighting of the soul, not skies.
"O'Hussey's Ode To The Maguire" by James Clarence Mangan

In news:

Should Protesters Be Forced Through a Gauntlet of Heavily Armed Men.
Voters run 'the gauntlet ' on last day of early voting.
Scott McIntyre/Staff Erica Huck, center, makes her way through a gauntlet of volunteers holding candidate campaign signs at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Drive in Naples.
Detroit Lions assistant Shawn Jefferson puts running backs through gauntlet .
Aggies, Tigers run SEC football media gauntlet .
Microsoft's Ballmer Throws Down Gauntlet Against Apple.
Reporter recounts going through UFC training gauntlet .
Ryan Lochte Throws Down Gauntlet With Sterling Prelim Time to Lead Men's 400 IM.
FAMU drum major beaten with drum mallets in hazing gauntlet .
Running the gauntlet of Somali pirates.
Gauntlet Hair's 'Keep Time'.
To film the video for "Keep Time," a highlight from Gauntlet Hair's recently released self-titled debut LP, directors Bernardo Pantoja and Skyler Stevenson (both of Wooden Lens) hit the hardscrabble streets of Portland's "industrial sector".
NCUA Nominee Decker Faces Political Gauntlet .
'Battlefield' throws down gauntlet before 'Warfare' lands.
A plan for SUNY, a gauntlet on tax cap.