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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
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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

JOUST Defined for Kids

1joust

verb \ˈjast\
joust·edjoust·ing

Definition of JOUST for Kids

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

2joust

noun

Definition of JOUST for Kids

:  a combat on horseback between two knights with lances

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