knight of the carpet
knight of the chamber
Definition of knight of the carpet
knights 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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