knight-errant definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. knights-errant
- a medieval knight wandering in search of adventures, esp. ones allowing him to redress wrongs or show his prowess
- a chivalrous or quixotic person
knight-errant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. knights-errant knights-errant
- A knight, often portrayed in medieval romances, who wanders in search of adventures to prove his chivalry.
- One given to adventurous or quixotic conduct.
- knightˈ-erˈrant·ry noun