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carpet knight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carpet knightnoun

    a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle)


  1. carpet knight

    A so-called carpet knight was a person who had been awarded a title of knighthood by the king of England on a holiday occasion (or in time of peace), as opposed to knighthoods awarded for military service, or success in tournament games.


  1. carpet knight

    A carpet knight refers to a person, especially a man, who is more used to luxurious or comfortable indoor activities than the hardships of outdoor life. It specifically implies highly refined or effeminate men who prefer opulence or ease, often associated with knights who boast of their endeavors but have no practical experience in warfare. The term was commonly used in the Middle Ages.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. carpet knight

    A man who obtains knighthood on a pretense for services in which he never participated.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Carpet Knight

    A civilian honoured with a knighthood by the sovereign. One who has not won his spurs on the field, like the knights of old.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet knight in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet knight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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