joust


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one
      struggle with an opponent.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Joust \Joust\, n. [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste,
   F. joute. See Joust, v. i.]
   1. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two
      knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also
      just.]
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            Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. --Milton.
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   2. Hence: Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with
      an opponent.
      [PJC]
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