Definition of knight in shining armor in English:

knight in shining armor

(also knight on a white charger)


  • An idealized or chivalrous man who comes to the rescue of a woman in a difficult situation.

    • ‘Unlike many would-be damsels in distress, I never imagined myself being rescued by a knight in shining armor.’
    • ‘Theirs is a fairy-tale romance, with her knowing from the beginning that they are fated to be together, and him coming to her rescue like a knight in shining armor.’
    • ‘If he had known, why hadn't he ridden in like some knight in shining armor and rescued her?’
    • ‘And although he had always maintained that there was no such thing as a knight in shining armour, he had still come to Julie's rescue readily enough.’
    • ‘Maybe a knight in shining armour will come forward to assist half a million pensioners worldwide.’
    • ‘It's no use waiting for a knight in shining armour to ride in and sweep you off your feet.’
    • ‘If you are a woman, you may identify a little more with the concept of the ideal man, the knight in shining armour, the one who will sweep us off our feet and change our lives for ever.’
    • ‘Her husband rushed into the kitchen, and like that proverbial knight in shining armor, took over from that point on.’
    • ‘He was always so protective of me… always my knight in shining armor when we were children.’
    Sir Galahad, knight on a white charger, protector, rescuer, saviour, preserver, champion, defender, guardian, guardian angel, deliverer, liberator