from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that comes to the rescue; a savior.
- n. A person or company that rescues a targeted firm from a takeover attempt by buying the firm.
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- n. An individual or corporation that intends to acquire another company in order to avert a hostile takeover.
- n. a hero, savior, or righteous individual
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
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In the middle of setting out the chess pieces for a return match with the redoubtable Parson Ledbury, a white knight suspended in midair between finger and thumb, the young Peter Schock glanced over at his friend.
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“Your white knight in shining armor, Sydney!” the announcer called, gesturing at Vic.