Learn how to say Gauntlet correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word gauntlet:
a strong glove with a long, loose wrist.
historical an armoured glove.
the part of a glove covering the wrist.
take up (or throw down) the gauntlet
accept (or issue) a challenge:
he threw down the gauntlet to cabinet colleagues
[from the medieval custom of issuing a challenge by throwing one’s gauntlet to the ground; whoever picked it up was deemed to have accepted the challenge]
late Middle English: from Old French gantelet, diminutive of gant ‘glove’, of Germanic origin