- a short vertical timber having on its head a sheave through which running rigging is rove.
- any other fitting or erection bearing such a sheave.
verb (used with object)
Origin of knight
Related formsknight·less, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
Can be confusedknight night
Definition for knight (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for knight
So she lies to the knight, telling him Madalena is sorry and wants him back.
Knight and Farrell were both fired from the New Orleans Police Department before they gravitated to Duke.
Scalise was a state representative old enough to remember the notoriety of Farrell and Knight from years before.
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
Over dinner, the Knight had mentioned that Scalise had spoken before the EURO event.
The knight sprang round the horse as quick as lightning, and, brandishing his sword, struck at Kuhleborn's head.Undine|Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
The knight's sword struck the squire's shield just above the upper leathern loop that held it to the wearer's arm.The Winning of the Golden Spurs|Percy F. Westerman
He partook, in a way, of the knight's fate, for it seemed as though he must be overcome in spite of himself.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
He first appears in Castle Dangerous as "Knight of the tomb."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
"Troth now, my first wife had just such another finger," said the knight.Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for knight (1 of 2)
- (originally) a person who served his lord as a mounted and heavily armed soldier
- (later) a gentleman invested by a king or other lord with the military and social standing of this rank