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The part of a glove extending beyond the wrist. Historically, gauntlets were an important piece of body armor, designed to protect the forearms in hand-to-hand combat. Today, glove gauntlets protect the forearm from cold, and from debris in extreme winter sports like ice climbing. In snow gear, gauntlets snug around your coat sleeve to keep out wind and snow.