- 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)
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Origin of knight
OTHER WORDS FROM knightknightless, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knightknight , night
Words nearby knight
Definition for knight (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for knight
Knight also noted the anti-LGBTQ crackdown across Indonesia.Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province caned for having sex|Michael K. Lavers|January 30, 2021|Washington Blade
Knight and his wife gave more than $900 million to the Knight Foundation and $300 million to the University of Oregon.Jeff Bezos made the single-largest charitable donation of 2020, toward climate change|lbelanger225|January 5, 2021|Fortune
Knight, a tall, imposing figure with penetrating blue eyes, was sent back into the army only to desert again, making his way home on foot.These Pioneers Tried to Get the Confederate Flag Out of Mississippi 156 Years Ago|Fiona Zublin|December 3, 2020|Ozy
“I don’t think they’re really feeling it right now,” Knight said.
Instead, Knight’s team had planned to use other materials that can generate current from the swaying of trees.Trees power this alarm system for remote forest fires|Stephen Ornes|October 16, 2020|Science News For Students
So she lies to the knight, telling him Madalena is sorry and wants him back.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
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.
The worthy knight not being now alive to veto the project, a figure of him has been placed opposite the College in Edmund Street.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
That brave knight was my great, great grandfather, and he has often sat in this very chair in which I am sitting now.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
The handsome person and gallant bearing of the youthful knight excited general sympathy and regret.
But to a Knight of Industry, as he knew the Count to be, a certain thousand pounds would be a great temptation.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
According to Froissart, he was 'esteemed the bravest and most enterprising knight in the two kingdoms.'
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