plural hastiludes
or hastiludia
: a medieval joust : spear play
one sport called hastiludes was no less dangerous than war itselfW. H. Dixon

Word History


Medieval Latin hastiludium, from Late Latin hasti- (from Latin hasta spear) + -ludium (from Latin ludus play, sport)

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“Hastilude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hastilude. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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