Doesn't anyone have a copy of the OED, Oxford English Dictionary? I gave mine away when it became taller than I, so I'm out of the running. Now there's a CR member at UCSD, Peter B., who's a working librarian and a vintage cycling enthusiast, versus myself, a retired librarian lost in the fogs of spent classics 35 years ago now resident only in eBay moments named Cinelli, Masi, and through the hands of the listmeister himself, Jackson. So, Peter B. -- I do know his name phonetically, but retired librarians who broke their chops on AACR rules have only their pride in spelling to fall back on professionally -- please give us the last word on gantlet/gauntlet; may the OED be with you.