Definition of knight errant in English:

knight errant


  • A medieval knight wandering in search of chivalrous adventures.

    • ‘Don Quijote explains that any knight errant who did not ask for a lady love's favor and protection would be subject to criticism.’
    • ‘At last, Don Quijote decides to seek honor and glory and fulfill his duty (to right wrongs), and become an actual knight errant.’
    • ‘A favourite subject of literature and folklore, at one extreme he appears as a knight errant, driven on by a desire for honour and sense of adventure, while at the other he is a bully and a braggart.’
    • ‘After years of obsessively reading books of chivalry, his mind finally snaps and he decides to become an actual knight errant like those in the tales he has read.’
    chevalier, cavalier, cavalryman, horseman, equestrian
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knight errant

/ˈnīt ˈerənt/