Origin of gantlope
1640–50; < Scandinavian; compare Swedish gatlopp, literally, lane run, equivalent to gat(a) way, lane + lopp a running, course
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Examples from the Web for gantlope
The method of punishing by running the gantlope was very exactly defined in English martial law.
Similar in nature to running the gantlope, and equally cowardly and cruel, was “passing the pikes.”
Gantlope was the earlier and more correct form of the word now commonly called gantlet.
Running the gantlope was a military punishment in universal use in the seventeenth century in England and on the continent.