- 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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- (esp in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc