carpet knight


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carpet knight

n
derogatory a soldier who spends his life away from battle; idler

carpet knight

- A knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness—knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle.
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Noun1.carpet knight - a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle)
knight - originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
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