knight of the carpet

noun
variants: less commonly

knight of the chamber

Definition of knight of the carpet

plural

knights of the carpet

  1. 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. 2 :  a recipient of knighthood for service or distinction other than military

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