jousts; jousting; jousted

To joust is to fight against someone, usually using lances, on horseback. Such a contest is called a joust.

If you've ever seen a movie or TV show about medieval times, you might have seen two knights jousting. This is a sport that takes place on horseback and involves lances, which are long like spears. The knights charge each other and try to hit each other with the lances and knock each other off the horse. This type of contest — which usually involves a tournament — is called a joust. Jousting is as old as the Middle Ages.

Definitions of joust
  1. verb
    joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
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    charge with a tilt
    type of:
    contend, fight, struggle
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
  2. noun
    a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    synonyms: tilt
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    type of:
    battle, struggle
    an energetic attempt to achieve something
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