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joust

joust

 
pronunciation:
jaUst
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a real or simulated fight in which two knights on horseback ride toward each other and try to unhorse each other with lances or other weapons.
similar words:
tilt
definition 2: the part of a medieval tournament that consists of such fights.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jousted, jousting, jousts
definition 1: to fight a joust.
similar words:
tilt
definition 2: to contend, esp. in a friendly way.
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