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English definition of “knight”

knight

noun [C]    /nɑɪt/
(in the past) a man of high rank who was trained to fight as a soldier on a horse: I’m reading about King Arthur and his knights. A knight is a playing piece in the game of chess that is often shaped like a horse’s head. knighthood    /ˈnɑɪt·hʊd/ noun [C]
(Definition of knight noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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