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gauntlet

 [gawnt´let]
a bandage covering the hand and fingers like a glove.

gaunt·let

(gawnt'let),
A glove. See: bandage.

gauntlet

/gaunt·let/ (gawnt´let) a bandage covering the hand and fingers like a glove.

gauntlet

(gawnt′lĕt) [Fr. gant, glove]
A glovelike bandage that fits the hand and fingers.
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With these studies, conducted at Baylor University's Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory, MRI has thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the industry by effectively shifting the responsibility of determining safety and efficacy from the consumer to the manufacturer.
WALES captain Craig Bellamy has thrown down the gauntlet to Brian Flynn's young guns.
AUSTRALIA'S sports minister has thrown down the gauntlet to Britain over where the two countries finish in the Beijing Olympics medal table.
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RAFAEL BENITEZ has thrown down the gauntlet to Steven Gerrard ahead of Liverpool's Champions League qualifier against Kaunas in Lithuania tonight.
Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet in the run-up to the Christmas battle of the consoles by slashing the price of its Xbox to pounds 99.
COACH Clive Woodward has thrown down the gauntlet to players like Ollie Smith and James Simpson-Daniel, who narrowly missed out on World Cup selection,and challenged them to force their way into the England team.
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FLYING Scotsman Colin McRae has thrown down the gauntlet to Flying Finn Tommi Makinen in a dog-fight for the World Crown.
SUPERBKIE: Leon Haslam has thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals in the British Superbike championship by insisting he is "going out to win it.
RICHARD Evans has thrown down the gauntlet to his Romulus strikeforce after insisting: I know they can do better.