knight-errant

noun
knight-er·​rant | \ ˈnīt-ˈer-ənt How to pronounce knight-errant (audio) \
plural knights-errant

Definition of knight-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, in the meaning defined above

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“Knight-errant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knight-errant. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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knight-errant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of knight-errant

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

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