knight

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Singular
knight

Plural
knights

A man on a horse dressed as a knight
A knight in chess
  1. (countable) A knight was a man who fought in battles on a horse during the Middle Ages.
    The knights rode up to the castle and broke in.
  2. (countable) A knight is a person who has been given knighthood by a king or queen.
  3. (countable), (chess) A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any pieces in between.