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knight-errant

[nahyt-er-uh nt] /ˈnaɪtˈɛr ənt/
noun, plural knights-errant.
1.
a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc.
Origin of knight-errant
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
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knight errant

noun (pl) knights errant
1.
(esp in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc
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