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 (joust, jŭst, jo͞ost) also just (jŭst)
a. A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match.
b. jousts A series of tilting matches; a tournament.
2. A personal competition or combat suggestive of combat with lances: a politician who relishes a joust with reporters.
intr.v. joust·ed, joust·ing, jousts also just·ed or just·ing or justs
1. To engage in mounted combat with lances; tilt.
2. To engage in a personal combat or competition.

[Middle English, from Old French juste, from juster, to joust, from Vulgar Latin *iūxtāre, to be next to, from Latin iūxtā, close by; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

joust′er n.


1. (Historical Terms) history
a. the action or sport of fighting on horseback using a lance
b. (as modifier): medieval jousting tournaments.
2. (Historical Terms) (as modifier): medieval jousting tournaments.


nTurnier (→ kämpfe pl) nt; (fig)Rangeleien pl
References in classic literature ?
The point about jousting struck her as particularly well taken.
I will well,' said Arthur, and rode fast after the sword, and when he came home, the lady and all were out to see the jousting.
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Dressed in full body armour he wields ancient weapons as he brings history alive in the shape of the Medieval era's most popular spectator sport ( jousting.
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The 22-year-old actor has wowed critics with his deft jousting skills in the medieval comedy, but the talented young star says the ancient sport was a doddle to learn.
YOUNG squire William (Heath Ledger) has a rare gift for jousting, but is unable to compete in big tournaments due to lowly social standing.
Children, many fully clad in medieval garb, were awestruck by the Knights of Royal England's jousting demonstrations.