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joust

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verb \ˈjau̇st sometimes ˈjəst or ˈjüst\

Simple Definition of joust

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

Full Definition of joust

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to fight on horseback as a knight or man-at-arms b :  to engage in combat with lances on horseback

  3. 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


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joust

noun

Definition of joust

  1. 1 a :  a combat on horseback between two knights with lances especially as part of a tournament b plural :  tournament

  2. 2 :  a personal combat or competition :  struggle



14th Century

First Known Use of joust

14th century

Rhymes with joust


JOUST Defined for Kids

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joust

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verb \ˈjau̇st\

Definition of joust

joust·edjoust·ing

  1. :  to take part in a combat on horseback with a lance




2

joust

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noun

Definition of joust

  1. :  a combat on horseback between two knights with lances




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