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Joust

Joust

to engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.

alternative forms: just] For the whole army to joust and tourney. (Holland)

Origin: 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.

a tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field.

alternative forms: just] Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. (Milton)

Origin: oe. Juste, jouste, OF. Juste, jouste, joste, f. Joute. See joust.


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