/gant"lit, gawnt"-/, n.
1. Railroads. 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. gauntlet2 (defs. 1, 2, 4).
3. Railroads. to form or lay down as a gantlet: to gantlet tracks.
Also, gauntlet (for defs. 1, 3).
[1900-05; var. of GANTLOPE]
gantleted, adj.
/gant"lit, gawnt"-/, n.

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