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?
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