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Cowboy

A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend.
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Knight

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state (including the pope) or representative for service to the monarch, the church or the country, especially in a military capacity.Knighthood finds origins in the Greek hippeis and hoplite (ἱππεῖς) and Roman eques and centurion of classical antiquity.In the Early Middle Ages in Europe, knighthood was conferred upon mounted warriors. During the High Middle Ages, knighthood was considered a class of lower nobility.
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Cowboy

(especially in the western US) a man who herds and tends cattle, performing much of his work on horseback
They are always playing cowboys and Indians
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Knight

A medieval tenant giving military service as a mounted man-at-arms to a feudal landholder.
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Cowboy

A dishonest or careless person in business, especially an unqualified one
Cowboy coach firms are alleged to have flouted safety rules
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Knight

A medieval gentleman-soldier, usually high-born, raised by a sovereign to privileged military status after training as a page and squire.
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Cowboy

Work as a cowboy.
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Knight

A man holding a nonhereditary title conferred by a sovereign in recognition of personal merit or service to the country.
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Cowboy

A hired man, especially in the western United States, who tends cattle and performs many of his duties on horseback. Also called cowman; also called regionally buckaroo, vaquero, waddy2. See Note at buckaroo
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Knight

A man belonging to an order or brotherhood.
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Cowboy

An adventurous hero.
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Knight

A defender, champion, or zealous upholder of a cause or principle.
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Cowboy

(Slang) A reckless person, such as a driver, pilot, or manager, who ignores potential risks.
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Knight

The devoted champion of a lady.
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Cowboy

A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
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Knight

Abbr. Kt or N(Games) A chess piece, usually in the shape of a horse's head, that can be moved two squares along a rank and one along a file or two squares along a file and one along a rank. The knight is the only piece that can jump other pieces to land on an open square.
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Cowboy

A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.
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Knight

To raise (a person) to knighthood.
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Cowboy

(informal) A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.
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Knight

(historical) A young servant or follower; a trained military attendant in service of a lord.
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Cowboy

A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.
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Knight

(historical) A minor nobleman with an honourable military rank who had served as a page and squire.
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Cowboy

A playing card of king rank.
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Knight

(by extension) An armored and mounted warrior of the Middle Ages.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
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Cowboy

(uncountable) cowboy pool
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Knight

A person obliged to provide knight service in exchange for maintenance of an estate held in knight's fee.
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Cowboy

(intransitive) To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.
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Knight

(modern) A person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
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Cowboy

A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.
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Knight

(literary) A brave, chivalrous and honorable man devoted to a noble cause or love interest.
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Cowboy

One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.
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Knight

(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 intervening pieces.
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Cowboy

A hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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Knight

A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
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Cowboy

A performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
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Knight

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Ypthima.
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Cowboy

Someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
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Knight

(modern) Any mushroom belonging to genus Tricholoma.
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Knight

(transitive) To confer knighthood upon.
The king knighted the young squire.
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Knight

To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
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Knight

A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
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Knight

In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.
Knights, by their oaths, should right poor ladies' harms.
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Knight

A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.
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Knight

A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
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Knight

To dub or create (one) a knight; - done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir --.
A soldier, by the honor-giving handOf CŒur-de-Lion knighted in the field.
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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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Knight

A chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
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Knight

Raise (someone) to knighthood;
The Beatles were knighted
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