Gauntlet: a glove of mail. The ancient form is shewn in the margin, but it is more often represented shewing the fingers. In blazon it is necessary to distinguish between the dexter and sinister; that given in the margin being a sinister gauntlet. Gauntlets sometimes occur with separate fingers, and thus they may perhaps be represented as in the arms of VANE. An arm vambraced is not in general understood to have a gauntlet unless it be specially mentioned.
Azure, three dexter gauntlets or--VANE, Rasell, Kent.
Azure, three sinister gauntlets or--VANE, Lord Bernard.
Argent, two bars azure, on a canton gules a gauntlet grasping a broken sword proper, hilt and pomel gold--STAMFORD, Derby.
Azure, a lion passant argent goutté d'or between three dexter gauntlets of the second--CONWAY, Callis.
Gules, three dexter gauntlets pendent azure; a canton chequy or and azure--DENVERS, Norfolk.
Sable, three pairs of gauntlets clipping argent--PUREFOY, Lancaster.