radknight

noun rad·knight \ ˈradˌnīt \

Definition of radknight

: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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of radknight

Old English rādcniht, literally, riding knight, from rād riding + cniht military follower


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up radknight? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!