Accolade, a gentle blow with a sword on the shoulder in conferring knighthood.
Thus he won the accolade of his peers as a worthy horse-man of the hills.
But after all, who could resist the accolade he had received?
Marjory, do you remember when you sat on the throne in the cave, and gave me the accolade?
By now Kedzie was familiar enough with names of great places to realize the accolade.
He gives the accolade to our commander, and through him, to us all.
You see a hard job for a scanty wage; to Johnny Dines it was accolade and shoulder stroke.
I attended a special Council at Windsor to receive the "accolade."
Light as a feather, Folko sprang up, and bowing low before his lady, gave the youth the accolade with solemn earnestness.
His shoulder was tingling from the accolade bestowed by royalty.
accolade 1620s, from Fr. (16c.), from Prov. acolada, ult. from noun use of a fem. pp. from V.L. *accollare "to embrace around the neck," from L. ad- "to" + collum "neck" (see collar). The original sense is of an embrace about the neck or the tapping of a sword on the shoulders to confer knighthood. Extended meaning "praise, award" is from 1852. Also see -ade.