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Language: Old English
Origin: cniht

knight

1 noun
     
knight1 [countable]
1 a man with a high rank in the past who was trained to fight while riding a horse:
knights in armour
white knight
2 a man who has received a knighthood and has the title ' sir ' before his name
3 the chess piece with a horse's head on it
4

a knight in shining armour

a brave man who saves someone, especially a woman, from a dangerous situation

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