joust

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Joust \Joust\ (joust or j[u^]st; 277), verb (used without an object) [OE. justen, jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L. juxta near to, nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Jostle}.]

1. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. [Written also {just}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

For the whole army to joust and tourney. --Holland.

2. Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Joust \Joust\, noun [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste, F. joute. See {Joust}, verb (used without an object)]

1. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also {just}.]

Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. --Milton.

2. Hence: Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

joust

noun

1: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances [syn: {joust}, {tilt}]

verb

1: joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback


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