What does the word gallant mean?

Usage examples for gallant

  1. At last, however, he made a gallant and a desperate effort. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  2. They made a stubborn resistance for a little while, but it was no use for any eight hundred, or even sixteen hundred, Indians to try to check a charge of the gallant old Fifth Cavalry, and they soon came to that conclusion, and began a running retreat toward Red Cloud agency. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  3. " You see our gallant host makes an exception in our favour, Sir Tilton," said Lady Esmondet. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny