gantlet

Part of speech: noun

A punishment wherein the victim ran between two rows of men who struck him with clubs as he passed.

Part of speech: noun

Same as GAUNTLET. gantlette.

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Usage examples "gantlet":

  1. She was perfectly well aware of the gantlet she must run. - "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.
  2. We've got to run the gantlet, and the sooner it is done the better. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. For the Southern Cross to make the attempt, even provided she ran the gantlet of the barrier reef, was indeed the forlornest of forlorn hopes. - "His Unknown Wife", Louis Tracy.