knight–errant

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noun knight–er·rant \ˈnīt-ˈer-ənt\

Definition of knight–errant

plural

knights–errant

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

First Known Use of knight–errant

14th century


KNIGHT–ERRANT Defined for English Language Learners

knight-errant

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Definition of knight–errant for English Language Learners

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

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