joust

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1joust

verb \ˈjast sometimes ˈjəst or ˈjüst\

of knights in the Middle Ages : to fight on horseback with lances

Full Definition of JOUST

intransitive verb
1
a :  to fight on horseback as a knight or man-at-arms
b :  to engage in combat with lances on horseback
2
:  to engage in combat or competition as if in a joust <jousting debaters> <jousting bighorn rams>
joust·er noun

Examples of JOUST

  1. The knights jousted against each other.

Origin of JOUST

Middle English, from Anglo-French juster to unite, joust, from Vulgar Latin *juxtare, from Latin juxta near; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke
First Known Use: 14th century

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin

2joust

noun

Definition of JOUST

1
a :  a combat on horseback between two knights with lances especially as part of a tournament
b plural :  tournament
2
:  a personal combat or competition :  struggle

First Known Use of JOUST

14th century

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin

Rhymes with JOUST

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