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English definition of “joust”

joust

verb [I] uk   /dʒaʊst/ us  
(in the past) to fight with a lance (= a long pointed weapon) while riding on a horse, especially as a sportMiddle 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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