Definition of the Knights of the Round Table from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Knights of the Round Table

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(in British legend) the men of high rank who served King Arthur. They are often shown in pictures wearing heavy armour (= metal covering to protect the body) and riding horses. They sat at a round table so that none of them would appear to have a higher rank than the others. The best-known Knights include Sir Galahad, Sir Gawain and Sir Lancelot. see also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight