noun rad·knight \ˈradˌnīt\

Definition of radknight

  1. :  one of a class of feudal tenants in some parts of England holding on condition of doing service on horseback besides other services (as plowing) —called also radman — compare esquire

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Origin and Etymology of radknight

Old English rādcniht, literally, riding knight, from rād riding + cniht military follower — more at road, knight

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