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English definition of “joust”

joust

verb [I]     /dʒaʊst/
(in the past) to fight with a lance (= a long pointed weapon ) while riding on a horse , especially as a sport Middle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500Miscellaneous pastimes and their participants to compete , especially for power or control : Manchester United and Liverpool are jousting for position at the top of the league .Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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