Joust meaning

Description: Jousting is a martial game or hastilude between two horsemen and using lances, often as part of a tournament. The primary aim is to strike the opponent with the lance while riding towards him at high speed, if possible breaking the lance on the opponent’s shield or armor, or unhorsing him.

Pronunciation:  (jawst)

Joust meaning:

  • Combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances in a tournament.
  • Personal struggle or competition.

joust and joust meaning

Synonyms : tilt, (battle, struggle) – less specific

Verb: joust

Joust meaning: Joust in a tournament by fighting on a horseback

Derived forms: jousted, jousts, jousting

Quotations:  Jim Higgins – This is part the jousting that goes on with these things. The pilots will use every significant date to try to highlight the fact they’re in disagreement with management.

John Greenleaf Whittier – No lance have I, in joust or fight, to splinter in my lady’s sight. But, at her feet, how blessed were I for any need of hers to die!

Tom Daschle – The president and his advisers must accept that continued legal jousting serves no constructive purpose.

Paul Jennings – One of my personal favorite moments in life was when a buddy of mine and I were working in the joust. We finished up one really hot day, went over to the Rosie Stag, a little on-site period tavern, clapped our swords on the table, ordered up a pitcher of ale, whipped out our period pipes and tobacco, and just sat there relaxing for the next hour waiting for the next joust. Moments like that, you feel like you’ve transcended into what life might have been at that time.

Sample sentences:

  1. The politicians will joust in a television debate.
  2. Knights joust on horses and compete for the title.
  3. What I want to know is, in the middle ages, did they do anything for housemaid’s knee? What did they put in their hot baths after jousting?
  4. There’s no rule against rock anthems from the 1970’s in the soundtrack for a movie about a medieval jousting champion, but if you’re going to attempt such jarring anachronisms, you’d better establish acceptable ground rules.
  5. Entrepreneurship is not a civilized joust. It is street fighting.
  6.  Very well! he said. You shall prove your worth by facing me in a joust! I’d never heard of an undead lich king challenging someone to a joust. Especially not in a subterranean burial chamber. All right, I said uncertainly. But won’t we be needing horses for that? Not horses, he replied, stepping away from his throne.
  7. Politics is a war of causes; a joust of principles. Government is too serious a matter to admit of meaningless courtesies.
  8. Jousting is very difficult and deadly.
  9. We used to joust on horses and fight hard to win the championship.
  10. These fools joust in debate without making sense.
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