Railroads. a track construction used in narrow places, in which two parallel tracks converge so that their inner rails cross, run parallel, and diverge again, thus allowing a train to remain on its own track at all times.
Railroads. to form or lay down as a gantlet: to gantlet tracks.
- Also gauntlet (for defs. 1, 3) .
Other definitions for gantlet (2 of 2)
- gant·let·ed, adjective
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How to use gantlet in a sentence
If you are making a two-crust pie, you need to run this gantlet twice.America forgot how to make proper pie. Can we remember before it’s too late? | Megan McArdle | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
A few of us followed in their wake, running a gantlet of cops trying to stop us for no reason they could reasonably explain.The Sedition Files: How an Indian Cartoonist Becomes a Criminal | Dilip D’Souza | September 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are taken ashore and forced to run the gantlet of rows of soldiers while military TV films us.
Running that gantlet is a thankless task for a centrist candidate in a time of rabid RINO hunting.
Of course he was seized upon at once by a lot of feminine admirers, and the passage along the corridor was a perpetual gantlet.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
It was evident 126 enough to him that he had to run the gantlet of the party on board of the Vampire in descending the river.Within The Enemy's Lines | Oliver Optic
Once, when a prisoner of the Indians, and forced to run the gantlet.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
May our American civilization never have to run the gantlet of such a terrible trial!A Librarian's Open Shelf | Arthur E. Bostwick
In sheer perplexity he began drawing off his heavy gantlet gloves as though to prepare for action.The Rest Hollow Mystery | Rebecca N. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for gantlet (1 of 2)
a section of a railway where two tracks overlap
US a variant spelling of gauntlet 2
British Dictionary definitions for gantlet (2 of 2)
a variant of gauntlet 1
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