knight-errant

[nahyt-er-uh nt]
noun, plural knights-er·rant.
  1. 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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