Joust Joust (joust or j[u^]st; 277), 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}.] 1. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. [Written also {just}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

For the whole army to joust and tourney. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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