Knights-errant
Knight-errant Knight"-er`rant, n.; pl. {Knight-errants}, or {Knights-errant}. A wandering knight; a knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity. [1913 Webster]

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  • Knight-errant — Knight er rant, n.; pl. {Knight errants}, or {Knights errant}. A wandering knight; a knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knight-errant — [nīt′er′ənt] n. pl. knights errant 1. a medieval knight wandering in search of adventures, esp. ones allowing him to redress wrongs or show his prowess 2. a chivalrous or quixotic person …   English World dictionary

  • knight-errant — noun (plural knights errant) Date: 14th century a knight traveling in search of adventures in which to exhibit military skill, prowess, and generosity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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