knight in shining armor

Definition of knight in shining armor

1 :a man who behaves in a very brave way
  • The firefighter who rescued us was our knight in shining armor.
2 :a man who is the perfect romantic partner for a woman
  • She is still waiting for her knight in shining armor.

Word by Word Definitions

knight play
  1. : a mounted man-at-arms serving a feudal superior

  2. : a man honored by a sovereign for merit and in Great Britain ranking below a baronet

  3. : a person of antiquity equal to a knight in rank

  1. : to make a knight of

shining play
  1. : emitting or reflecting light

  2. : bright and often splendid in appearance : resplendent

  3. : possessing a distinguished quality : illustrious

armor play
  1. : defensive covering for the body

  2. : a quality or circumstance that affords protection

  3. : a protective outer layer (as of a ship, a plant or animal, or a cable)


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