- 1 (often as noun jousting) • historical (Of a medieval knight) engage in a sporting contest in which two opponents on horseback fight with lances: to joust, a man must have an opponent to ride against (as noun jousting) jousting goes back to medieval daysMore example sentences
- The two of them flew towards each other at breakneck speeds, like knights jousting.
- We do all the medieval arts like jousting and sparring, things of that nature.
- There is a medieval theme and entertainment including knights, jousting and brass bands.
- 2Compete closely for superiority: the guerrillas jousted for supremacyMore example sentences
- Last season on Sunday, that afternoon's stories jousted for the public's attention with that afternoon's draw.
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- A medieval sporting contest in which two opponents on horseback fought with lances: the king and the young knights at court passed their time in jousts, tournaments, and the chaseMore example sentences
- It speaks of jousts, tournaments, wizards, falconry, enchantresses, damsels in distress, wars, quests, and the code of chivalry.
- Along with their other accessories, the warriors' elaborate dress suggests that they brought both wealth and pageantry to combat, which Donnan likens to medieval jousts.
- Anne was once more pregnant but at the end of the month, alarmed by news of Henry's heavy fall at a joust, she gave premature birth to a dead son.
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- Adam gave his best angry glare at the jouster and they retreated.
- The transaction generated six pieces of paper, each as long as a jouster's lance.
- The practice arena was for the jousters and swordsmen.
Middle English (originally in the sense 'join battle, engage'): from Old French jouster 'bring together', based on Latin juxta 'near'.