Lancelot

noun
Lan·​ce·​lot | \ ˈlan(t)-sə-ˌlät How to pronounce Lancelot (audio) , ˈlän(t)-, -s(ə-)lət How to pronounce Lancelot (audio) \

Definition of Lancelot

: a knight of the Round Table and lover of Queen Guinevere

First Known Use of Lancelot

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lancelot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lancelot. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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