- 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)
Origin of knight
Related formsknight·less, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
Can be confusedknight night
Definition for knights (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for knights
Is there more to U.S. involvement overseas than the fairy tale of knights saving fair maidens from dragons?
“We kind of knew early on that we had hit on something really unique,” Knights says.
The teasing is so common that is has been accepted as “the standard ginger bullying” by those who Knights has encountered.
As a kid, you'd admired pictures of knights in burnished suits of armor.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the backlash to Reconstruction after the Civil War, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were born.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second arch covers the chapel of the Portuguese knights.The Overland Guide-book|James Barber
When Breuse saw these knights he rode straight unto them, and cried unto them and prayed them of rescues.
Did she hold a lease of the manor and manor-house of Hampton of the Knights Hospitallers?
At these words the queen and all the knights wept sore for pity.
Then there came out of the castle a three score knights armed.
British Dictionary definitions for knights (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for knights (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