Adjective "Gauntlet" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gauntlet


    Definition:

    1. a medieval glove, as of mail or plate, worn by a knight in armor to protect the hand.

    2. a glove with an extended cuff for the wrist.

    3. the cuff itself. Idioms

    4. take up the gauntlet, to accept a challenge to fight: He was always willing to take up the gauntlet for a good cause. to show one's defiance. Also, take up the glove.

    5. throw down the gauntlet, to challenge. to defy. Also, throw down the glove.

    Origin:
    gauntlet

    Examples:

    "nominees can be gauntlet."