2," a form of punishment or humiliation, used esp. in former times by the military, in which two rows of people beat someone who is forced to run between them. : to lay down (railroad tracks) so as to construct a gantlet.... See the full definition" /> 2," a form of punishment or humiliation, used esp. in former times by the military, in which two rows of people beat someone who is forced to run between them. : to lay down (railroad tracks) so as to construct a gantlet.... See the full definition" />
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gant·let1

gantlet1

 
pronunciation:
gaent liht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a portion of railroad tracks made up of two separate but overlapping tracks, usu. constructed at a narrow place, such as a tunnel or bridge.
definition 2: variant of "gauntlet2," a form of punishment or humiliation, used esp. in former times by the military, in which two rows of people beat someone who is forced to run between them.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gantlets, gantleting, gantleted
definition: to lay down (railroad tracks) so as to construct a gantlet.