[nahyt-er-uh nt] /ˈnaɪtˈɛr ənt/
noun, plural knights-errant.
a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc.
[nahyt-er-uh n-tree] /ˈnaɪtˈɛr ən tri/ noun, plural knight-errantries. 1. the behavior, vocation, or character of a . 2. quixotic conduct or action.
[nahyt-hed] /ˈnaɪtˌhɛd/ noun, Nautical. 1. either of a pair of upright members flanking and securing the bowsprit of a ship at the bow, often used as mooring bitts; apostle. 2. a plate at the fore end of a topgallant forecastle, on an iron or steel sailing ship, through which a spike bowsprit passes. /ˈnaɪtˌhɛd/ noun […]
- Knight in shining armor
A rescuer or defender, as in What this political party needs is a knight in shining armor to change its tarnished image. This metaphoric expression alludes to a medieval knight. [ Mid-1900s ]
[nahyt-hoo d] /ˈnaɪt hʊd/ noun 1. the rank or dignity of a knight: to confer knighthood upon him. 2. the profession or vocation of a knight. 3. knightly character or qualities. 4. the body of knights. /ˈnaɪthʊd/ noun 1. the order, dignity, or rank of a knight 2. the qualities of a knight; knightliness 3. […]