- 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.
Origin of knight
OTHER WORDS FROM knightknightless, adjectiveun·knight·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knightknight , night
Other definitions for knight (2 of 2)
How to use knight in a sentence
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.
Ginger discrimination—particularly among boys—is a real problem, says artist Thomas Knights.
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
“Take no thought for the morrow” was a maxim dear to the heart of these knights of the pen.
Sir William was arrested at Berwick, with 360 squires in his livery (says Barbour), to say nothing of 'joly' knights.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
The hero of the adventure does not compete with any number of knights, but is each day confronted with a chosen champion.The Three Days' Tournament|Jessie L. Weston
A conspiracy discovered at Malta against the knights; 125 slaves suffered death.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Legends accumulate here around the persons of Arthur and his knights.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
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