gantlope
noun see gantelope

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gantlope — Gant lope , n. See {Gantlet}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gantlope — /gant lohp/, n. Archaic. gauntlet2. [1640 50; < Scand; cf. Sw gatlopp, lit., lane run, equiv. to gat(a) way, lane + lopp a running, course] * * * …   Universalium

  • gantlope — gant·lope …   English syllables

  • gantlope — gant•lope [[t]ˈgænt loʊp[/t]] n. archaic gauntlet II • Etymology: 1640–50; < Scand; cf. Sw gatlopp, lit., lane run =gat(a) way, lane +lopp a running, course …   From formal English to slang

  • gantlope — Same as gauntlet …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • gantlope — noun see gantelope …   Useful english dictionary

  • gauntlet — The gauntlet of ‘run the gauntlet’ has no etymological connection with gauntlet ‘glove’ [15]. The latter was borrowed from Old French gantelet, a diminutive form of gant ‘glove’. This was originally a Germanic loanword, with surviving relatives… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • gauntlet — The gauntlet of ‘run the gauntlet’ has no etymological connection with gauntlet ‘glove’ [15]. The latter was borrowed from Old French gantelet, a diminutive form of gant ‘glove’. This was originally a Germanic loanword, with surviving relatives… …   Word origins

  • Gantlet — Gant let, n. [Gantlet is corrupted fr. gantlope; gantlope is for gatelope, Sw. gatlopp, orig., a running down a lane; gata street, lane + lopp course, career, akin to l[ o]pa to run. See {Gate} a way, and {Leap}.] A military punishment formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To run the gantlet — Gantlet Gant let, n. [Gantlet is corrupted fr. gantlope; gantlope is for gatelope, Sw. gatlopp, orig., a running down a lane; gata street, lane + lopp course, career, akin to l[ o]pa to run. See {Gate} a way, and {Leap}.] A military punishment… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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