Knights kissed at jousting tournaments and would receive one from the person they protected as thanks for a year of service.
Some she knew were evil men, yet, as knights, were powerful in jousting.
Robin saw that the jousting was done, and that, after all, the red knights were conquerors.
So the jousting went on; and, after the white knights had eventually won the first round, yellow and red took their places.
This has made him twice say, that in this jousting with sticks no one was wounded.
A month after Pentecost the tournament assembled, and the jousting began in the plain below Tenebroc.
The first figure (A189, plate 43) shows a suit of foot-armour for jousting.
But the lady and all the household were out to see the jousting, and he found nobody at home to deliver him the sword.
Some kink in him held him back, and kept him from jousting and tournaments.
Henry lived in the midst of balls, banquets, and jousting, and madly squandered the treasures his father had slowly accumulated.
c.1300, "fight with a spear or lance on horseback with another knight; tilt in a tournament," from Old French joster "to joust, tilt," from Vulgar Latin *iuxtare "to approach, come together, meet," originally "be next to," from Latin iuxta "beside, near," related to iungere "join together" (see jugular). Formerly spelled, and until modern times pronounced, "just." Related: Jousted; jousting.
c.1300, from Old French joustes, from joster (see joust (v.)). The sport was popular with Anglo-Norman knights.
These early tournaments were very rough affairs, in every sense, quite unlike the chivalrous contests of later days; the rival parties fought in groups, and it was considered not only fair but commendable to hold off until you saw some of your adversaries getting tired and then to join in the attack on them; the object was not to break a lance in the most approved style, but frankly to disable as many opponents as possible for the sake of obtaining their horses, arms, and ransoms. [L.F. Salzman, "English Life in the Middle Ages," Oxford, 1950]