Joust definition

jŭst
The definition of joust is a combat sport between two knights on horseback carrying a long sharp weapon, or a series of contests in a game or sport.

An example of joust is a sport played in medieval times.

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Joust is defined as to be in combat or sport against another knight on horseback with a long thin sharp weapon.

An example of joust is riding on the back of horse during a tournament at the Renaissance Fair.

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A personal competition or combat suggestive of combat with lances.

A politician who relishes a joust with reporters.

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A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match.
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A series of tilting matches; a tournament.
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To engage in mounted combat with lances; tilt.
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To engage in a personal combat or competition.
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A combat or contest with lances, as between two medieval knights on horseback; esp., such a formal combat as part of a tournament.
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A tournament.
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To engage in a joust.
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A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or enclosed field.
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To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.
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Origin of joust

  • Middle English from Old French juste from juster to joust from Vulgar Latin iūxtāre to be next to from Latin iūxtā close by yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English < Old French jouster (modern French: jouter), from late popular Latin juxtō (Classical iuxtō), from iūxta (“close to”). English since the early 14th century.

    From Wiktionary