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English definition of “knight”


noun [C]     /naɪt/
a man given a rank of honour by a British king or queen because of his special achievements , and who has the right to be called ' Sir ': He hopes to be made a knight for his work at the Bank of England .Royalty, aristocracy and titles (in the past) a man of high social position trained to fight as a soldier on a horse : knights in black armour in the game of chess , a piece in the shape of a horse's head that moves two squares in one direction and then one square at an angle of 90°Chess
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