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[nahyt-er-uh nt] /ˈnaɪtˈɛr ənt/
noun, plural knights-errant.
a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc.
Origin of knight-errant
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And in this knight-errant it seemed to her that she had got it.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • The Wickliffe boyis a knight-errant born out of time, she said.

  • The lady of the knight-errant might be one to whom he had never spoken.

  • And above all I pray you, Nigel, none of your knight-errant ways.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • As I live his horse is a mule—what a pity it was not some knight-errant!

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • Legs and wings vanish before them like a dragon's before a knight-errant.

  • You shall be rewarded for your constancy at last, dear knight-errant.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • But you wanted to be a knight-errant, and, during that time, a handsome fellow.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • "You look in this moonlight pale and melancholy as a knight-errant," she said, playfully.

    Sybil Chase Ann S. Stephens
  • "I find that I get along much better in the world," asserted the knight-errant.

    The Landloper Holman Day

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