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Meaning of gantlet

gant•let

Pronunciation: (gant'lit, gônt'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. gauntlet (defs. 1, 2, 4).
—v.t.
  1. to form or lay down as a gantlet: to gantlet tracks.

gant•let

Pronunciation: (gant'lit, gônt'-), [key]
— n.
  1. gauntlet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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