Pronunciation: ( joust, just, jOOst), [key]
1. a combat in which two knights on horseback attempted to unhorse each other with blunted lances.
2. this type of combat fought in a highly formalized manner as part of a tournament.
4. a personal competition or struggle.
1. to contend in a joust or tournament.
2. to contend, compete, or struggle: The candidates will joust in a television debate. Also,just.
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