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Bayard

[bey-erd; for 1 also French ba-yar] /ˈbeɪ ərd; for 1 also French baˈyar/
noun
1.
Pierre Terrail
[pyer te-ra-yuh] /pyɛr tɛˈra yə/ (Show IPA),
Seigneur de
[se-nyœr duh] /sɛˈnyœr də/ (Show IPA),
("the knight without fear and without reproach") 1473–1524, heroic French soldier.
2.
any man of heroic courage and unstained honor.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for knight without fear without reproach bayard

Bayard1

/ˈbeɪəd/
noun
1.
a legendary horse that figures prominently in medieval romance

Bayard2

/ˈbeɪəd; French bajar/
noun
1.
Chevalier de (ʃəvalje də), original name Pierre de Terrail ?1473–1524, French soldier, known as le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche (the fearless and irreproachable knight)
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Word Origin and History for knight without fear without reproach bayard
Bayard
generic or mock-heroic name for a horse, late 14c., from O.Fr. Baiard, name of the bay-colored magic steed given by Charlemagne to Renaud in the legends, from O.Fr. baiart "bay-colored" (see bay (4)). The name also was used attributively of gentlemen of courage and integrity, in this sense from Pierre du Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524), Fr. knight celebrated as Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche; however the meaning deteriorated in later times till it came to denote blind recklessness and even actual blindness. The surname is perhaps in reference to hair color.
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