a combat in which two knights on horseback attempted to unhorse each other with blunted lances.
this type of combat fought in a highly formalized manner as part of a tournament.
jousts, a tournament.
a personal competition or struggle.
to contend in a joust or tournament.
to contend, compete, or struggle: The candidates will joust in a television debate.
- Also just.
- jouster, noun
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How to use joust in a sentence
There was the early lead-blocking of Grant Williams — a play that resulted in Williams getting dinged with a personal foul — and the elbow joust shortly thereafter that earned Green a technical.
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That process could be fraught, as palace rivals and pretenders joust for position.
Therefore, said the strong knight, I will joust with thee, for I hate all these that be of Arthur's court.
And these two knights met with Sir Tristram and questioned with him, and asked him if he would joust with them.
Then saw they a knight on horseback well armed, brandishing a spear, crying and proffering himself to joust.
And if ye think that I be weary, and ye have an appetite to joust with me, I shall find you jousting enough.
And therewithal he mounted upon his horse, and took a great spear in his hand ready for to joust.
British Dictionary definitions for joust
a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with lances. A tournament consisted of a series of such engagements
(intr; often foll by against or with) to encounter or engage in such a tournament: he jousted with five opponents
- jouster, noun
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