noun, Also, gantlet (for defs 1, 2, 4).
a former punishment, chiefly military, in which the offender was made to run between two rows of men who struck at him with switches or weapons as he passed.
the two rows of men administering this punishment.
an attack from two or all sides.
trying conditions; an ordeal.
gantlet1 (def 1).
verb (used with object)
gantlet1 (def 3).
run the gauntlet, to suffer severe criticism or tribulation.
a medieval armoured leather glove
a heavy glove with a long cuff
take up the gauntlet, to accept a challenge
throw down the gauntlet, to offer a challenge
a punishment in which the victim is forced to run between two rows of men who strike at him as he passes: formerly a military punishment
run the gauntlet
to suffer this punishment
to endure an onslaught or ordeal, as of criticism
a testing ordeal; trial
a variant spelling of gantlet1 (sense 1)
- Run the table
run the table
noun 1. the performing of a sequence of designated actions, especially as a trial prior to actual performance; rehearsal; practice. 2. a quick outline or review: a run-through of his medical history. adjective 3. (of a freight train) made up of cars for a single destination, usually routed so as to avoid congested areas and […]
- Run-time environment
operating system A collection of subroutines and environment variables that provide commonly used functions and data for a program while it is running. Compare run-time support. (1995-03-22)
adjective 1. having runes inscribed: a runed ornament.