Pronunciation: (gant'lit, gônt'-),[key] —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).
—v.t. Railroads.to form or lay down as a gantlet: to gantlet tracks.Also,gauntlet(for defs. 1, 3).