- 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
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Examples from the Web for knight-errant
And in this knight-errant it seemed to her that she had got it.The Patrician
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.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13
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