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noun Archaic.
  1. gauntlet2.
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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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Historical Examples

  • The method of punishing by running the gantlope was very exactly defined in English martial law.

    Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

    Alice Morse Earle

  • 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.