I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French juster to unite, joust, from Vulgar Latin *juxtare, from Latin juxta near; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 14th century 1. a. to fight on horseback as a knight or man-at-arms b. to engage in combat with lances on horseback 2. to engage in combat or competition as if in a joust <
jousting debaters
jousting bighorn rams
jouster noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a combat on horseback between two knights with lances especially as part of a tournament b. plural tournament 2. a personal combat or competition ; struggle

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