- 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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Related Words for knight errantgallant, paladin, champion, banneret, chevalier, partisan, cavalier, gentleman, companion, protagonist, lover, horseman, man-at-arms, templar, caballero
- (esp in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc
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