joust

[ joust, juhst, joost ]SEE DEFINITION OF joust

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Fyne sat down as if preparing himself to witness a joust, I thought.

It may be as well to explain the difference between a tournament and a joust.

The evening passed slowly, in our eagerness for the “joust.”

I do not wonder that you pulled trigger in the second joust.

He eagerly anticipated the joust and the sword combat with Heinz.

The joust was the other chief description of military exercises.

They came from far to have a joust with the best of the Padishah's court.

Then in a joust Lohengrin conquers the Duke of Cleves and breaks his arm.

Then came Sir Lancelot, and Beaumains proffered him to joust.

The other took no heed, but went after Sir Tristram and required him to joust.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "fight with a spear or lance on horseback with another knight; tilt in a tournament," from Old French joster "to joust, tilt," from Vulgar Latin *iuxtare "to approach, come together, meet," originally "be next to," from Latin iuxta "beside, near," related to iungere "join together" (see jugular). Formerly spelled, and until modern times pronounced, "just." Related: Jousted; jousting.

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