knight of the carpet

noun
variants: or less commonly knight of the chamber
plural knights of the carpet

Definition of knight of the carpet

1 : a knight who is knighted in formal ceremony (as kneeling in a royal audience chamber) as distinguished from one knighted informally on the field of battle — compare carpet knight
2 : a recipient of knighthood for service or distinction other than military

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“Knight of the carpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight%20of%20the%20carpet. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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