knight–errant

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noun knight–er·rant \ˈnīt-ˈer-ənt\

Definition of knight–errant

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knights–errant

  1. :  a knight traveling in search of adventures in which to exhibit military skill, prowess, and generosity

14th Century

First Known Use of knight–errant

14th century


KNIGHT–ERRANT Defined for English Language Learners

knight–errant

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noun knight–er·rant \ˈnīt-ˈer-ənt\

Definition of knight–errant for English Language Learners

  • : a knight who traveled in search of adventures in the Middle Ages

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