What does the word damsel mean?

Usage examples for damsel

  1. " Thou needest not strive so hard, Lord," said the damsel, " for whoever may be able to pull it forth shall do so very easily." – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. You smiled when I assured you that the carefully attired little damsel placed between us had been one of our neighbors. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009
  3. And thou, fair damsel, here is one whom we could scarce hold back from rushing with single hand to deliver his betrothed. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge