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
Knights kissed at jousting tournaments and would receive one from the person they protected as thanks for a year of service.
You think the political jousting in the Senate Finance Committee is rough?
And so we went driving along again through a wonderful sea of deep blue rollers jousting on a grey ground.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
The weight of jousting armour was so great that it was impossible for the wearer to mount without assistance.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
As far as can be gathered from recent research the passe-guard is a reinforcing piece for the right elbow, used for jousting.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
The jousting was very successful; though some were necessarily discomfited, almost every one contrived to obtain some distinction.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
His extensive array of tilting and jousting suits was kept at Greenwich, and an inventory taken of them upon his death.Armour in England | J. Starkie Gardner
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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