- 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)
Words nearby knight
Origin of knight
OTHER WORDS FROM knightknight·less, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knightknight night
Examples from the Web for knighted
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 knighted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for knighted (2 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