knight-errant

noun knight-er·rant \ ˈnīt-ˈer-ənt \

Definition of knight-errant

plural knights-errant
: a knight traveling in search of adventures in which to exhibit military skill, prowess, and generosity

First Known Use of knight-errant

14th century

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knight-errant

Definition of knight-errant for English Language Learners

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


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