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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A long thick glove: gauntlet.
2. A hired soldier: mercenary.
From Old French gaignepain (literally, wins the bread), from gagner (to win or earn) + pain (bread). Earliest documented use: 1430.
“The gainpain was a glove, at first of steel and later of leather, for the right hand.”
The Connoisseur; Nat Mags; 1928.
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