white knight

NOUN
  1. a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
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  • But in the course of unmasking them, the novel's hero, Justin Quayle, becomes ever more the white knight, superb and incorruptible in his quest.
  • There will be several servile sycophants who will come forward as ‘White Knights’ to regain their lost positions.
  • To avoid a hostile takeover the target company may seek a ‘white knight’, another company with which it would prefer to merge.
  • The sole British runner, White Knight, was unplaced.
  • The sole British runner, White Knight, was unplaced.
  • I have replaced this with a white knight, which makes no difference to the solution. Times, Sunday Times
  • In a largely moribund game, he represents vibrancy, rising like a white knight as his club were plunged into the potential darkness of administration.
  • This discourages the white knight from coming to f3, and clears away the last obstacle to castling queenside. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rocket plane made its maiden launch in June from a specially made jet, named White Knight, at an altitude of 15 km.
  • Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two – the special jet-powered mothership that will carry SpaceShipTwo to launch altitude – also made an appearance Friday, passing over the spaceport several times before landing on the new runway. Spaceport America Runway To Be Dedicated Friday In New Mexico (PHOTOS)
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