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gauntlet


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Undergo the former military punishment of receiving blows while running between two rows of men with sticks; chiefly in run the gauntlet. The word comes (in the mid 17th century) from an alteration of Swedish gatlopp, from gata ‘lane’ + lopp ‘course’, by association with gauntlet1.


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