- 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
Definition for knight (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for knight
Knight said in an interview Wednesday that Braddy had come back into McDaniel’s life.
So Knight and his colleagues wondered whether the antibodies might be causing neutrophils to release traps that trigger clotting.
Knight, a caregiver for the elderly and people with disabilities, made sure to vote in 2016.Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor|by Jonathan Lai, Samantha Melamed and Michaelle Bond, The Philadelphia Inquirer|October 22, 2020|ProPublica
In the end, Knight never pursued the idea beyond building a model.Trees power this alarm system for remote forest fires|Stephen Ornes|October 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Over the course of several decades, Knight would shepherd his company to global supremacy with a series of aggressive marketing initiatives and savvy pro athlete sponsorship deals.
Knighted by the Queen—honorary knighthood by the Queen, I should say.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS|Josh Robin|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.
"You don't necessarily need a superior's approval anymore, or to be "knighted" by the fashion industry," she adds.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1997, Sir Tom won an Academy Award the following year for his screenplay for Shakespeare in Love.
Later again the name was also used of nobles who had not been knighted.
He has contributed numerous papers to the proceedings of the learned societies of Great Britain, and was knighted in 1904.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
"That boy ought to be knighted on the spot," says Charles Desmond.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
He was knighted in 1850, and in 1865 was offered and declined the office of President of the Royal Academy.Sixty Years a Queen|Sir Herbert Maxwell
Soon after Max was knighted, I brought up the subject of his journey into the world.Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy|Charles Major
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