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gage sb.
1. pawn, pledge, security; in phr. “lay to ,” to put in pawn Lucr. 1351.
2. pledge (usu. a glove thrown on the ground) of a person's appearance to do battle in support of his assertions, challenge R2 I. i. 69, &c., IV. i. 34 “my . . . in to thine,” 86 “rest under gage,” 105
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