What does the word gage mean?

Usage examples for gage

  1. I accept the challenge, and will keep gage until I prove myself the victor. – Pauline's Passion and Punishment by Louisa May Alcott
  2. But he threw down his gage to the Morholt, and the Morholt took up the gage. – The Romance Of Tristan And Iseult by M. Joseph Bédier
  3. General Gage sent a force to destroy it. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston