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Meaning of JOUST

Pronunciation:  jawst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
  2. [v]  joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

JOUST is a 5 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: tilt
 See Also: battle, fight, struggle, struggle, tilt, tournament



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Joust\, v. i. [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}.]
    To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the
    lists; to tilt. [Written also {just}.]
          For the whole army to joust and tourney. --Holland.
  2. \Joust\, n. [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste,
    F. joute. See {Joust}, v. i.]
    A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two
    knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also
          Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. --Milton.
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