Law a. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury: The case is expected to go to trial. An instance of such a proceeding: the trial of Socrates. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof: a trial of one's faith. An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments: a clinical trial of a drug. An effort or attempt: succeeded on the third trial.
Related to gauntlet: throw down the gauntlet , run the gauntlet. A protective glove, usually extending over some of the forearm, worn as part of medieval armor. Any of various protective gloves, usually with an extended or flared cuff, as used in certain sports such as fencing and motorcycle riding, in cooking to handle hot objects, and other activities. A challenge: throw down the gauntlet; take up the gauntlet. A form of punishment or torture in which people armed with sticks or other weapons arrange themselves in two lines facing each other and beat the person forced to run between them.
A polymath , he was a leading writer , printer , political philosopher , politician , Freemason , postmaster , scientist , inventor , humorist , civic activist , statesman , and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod , bifocals , and the Franklin stove , among other inventions. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity , initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies.
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