Gauntlet


Gauntlet
Armoured glove lined with cloth or leather; by the late 14c a flared cuff had been added, which was decorated with extra metal plates. A gauntlet or *gage was thrown as sign or token of a challenge. [< OldFr. gant = glove + -let as a diminutive]

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  • Gauntlet — or gantlet may mean:* Gauntlet (glove), protective gloves used as a form of armour * Gauntlet (marking), the white markings on one or more of the legs of an animal such as a cat or rabbit, making them look like they have a long white glove on *… …   Wikipedia

  • Gauntlet — Éditeur Atari Games Développeur Atari Games Concepteur Ed Logg …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Gauntlet — es una serie arcade de juegos de mazmorras desarrollado por Atari Games. Los juegos de la serie pueden referirse a: Gauntlet (1985) Gauntlet II (1986) Gauntlet: The Third Encounter (1990) Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (1991) Gauntlet IV (1993)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gauntlet — Ⅰ. gauntlet [1] ► NOUN 1) a stout glove with a long loose wrist. 2) a glove worn as part of medieval armour, made of leather with protective steel plates. ● take up (or throw down) the gauntlet Cf. ↑throw down the gauntlet …   English terms dictionary

  • Gauntlet — Gaunt let, n. [F. gantelet, dim. of gant glove, LL. wantus, of Teutonic origin; cf. D. want, Sw. & Dan. vante, Icel. v[ o]ttr, for vantr.] 1. A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds. [1913 Webster] Note: The gauntlet of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gauntlet — (engl.: Fehdehandschuh) bezeichnet unter anderem folgende Dinge: ein Computerspiel aus dem Jahr 1985, siehe Gauntlet (Computerspiel) das russische Luftabwehrraketensystem SA 15 Gauntlet, siehe Tor M1 einen Film von 1977, siehe Der Mann, der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gauntlet — There are two distinct words here: (1) ‘a stout glove’ used in the expression throw down the gauntlet (= accept a challenge), from an Old French diminutive of gant meaning ‘glove’, and (2) used in the phrase run the gauntlet (= undergo a… …   Modern English usage

  • gauntlet — gauntlet1 [gônt′lit, gänt′lit] n. [ME < OFr gantelet, dim. of gant, a glove < Frank * want, a mitten, akin to EFris wante] 1. a medieval glove, usually of leather covered with metal plates, worn by knights in armor to protect the hand in… …   English World dictionary

  • Gauntlet — (Gand, Glove, French) Gauntlets made their appearance in the reign of Edward I. Previously the hands were protected by the ends of the sleeves of; the coat of mail. When these sleeves were made to terminate at the wrist, gauntlets of. leather,… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Gauntlet — Gaunt let, n. (Mil.) See {Gantlet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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