An undead warrior, of the Animated Skeleton variety, who has the rights and responsibilities of a Knight in service to its Lord (usually also an undead.)
I contend that the Skeleton Knight is an undead archetype - it's not difficult to imagine a skeleton in battered armor, with chipped sword and cracked shield, mounted on a skeletal warhorse, discharging some grim knightly duty to his infernal Lord. It is considerably less compelling to imagine a zombie knight, vampire knight (is the horse a vampire too? Does it only prey on other horses?), or mummy knight.

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