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Main Entry: 1knight
Pronunciation: primarystressnimacrt
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English cniht "boy, attendant, warrior"
1 a : a warrior of olden times who fought on horseback, served a king, held a special military rank, and swore to behave in a noble way b : a man honored by a sovereign for merit and in Great Britain ranking below a baronet
2 : a chess piece that makes an L-shaped move
- knight·ly /-lemacron/ adjective or adverb

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