What is the difference between Swordsman and Knight?

The difference between swordsman and knight

is that "swordsman" is a person skilled at using swords in sport or combat; a fencer and "knight" is a young servant or follower; a trained military attendant in service of a lord.

swordsman

knight

Noun

  • A person skilled at using swords in sport or combat; a fencer.
  • A person who fights with a sword.

Synonyms

  • (person who wields a sword): swordfighter}, swordsperson, {{l|en|swordster}

Hyponyms

  • (person who wields a sword): swordstress, swordswoman

Exemple

  • He is a remarkable swordsman.
  • Archers attempted to take down an unknown swordsman.
  • Jennifer Aniston is in control . . . and getting what she needs from a notorious swordsman eight years her junior.

Noun

  • (historical) A young servant or follower; a trained military attendant in service of a lord.
  • (historical) A minor nobleman with an honourable military rank who had served as a page and squire.
  • (by extension) An armored and mounted warrior of the Middle Ages.
  • (modern) A person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  • (literary) A brave, chivalrous and honorable man devoted to a noble cause or love interest.
  • (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.
  • (card games, dated) A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  • (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Ypthima.
  • (modern) A generic name for various mushrooms belonging to the fungal order gilled mushrooms; scientific name Tricholoma.

Synonyms

  • (chess piece): horse (informal)

Examples

  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table