Definitions for Joustdʒaʊst, dʒʌst, dʒust

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

joustdʒaʊst, dʒʌst, dʒust(n.)

  1. a combat in which two mounted knights armed with lances attempted to unhorse each other, esp. as part of a tournament.

    Category: Western History

  2. a personal competition or struggle.

  3. (v.i.)to engage in a joust.

    Category: Western History

  4. to contend or compete.

Origin of joust:

1250–1300; < OF juster, joster, jouster to tilt in the lists < VL *juxtāre to approach, clash


Princeton's WordNet

  1. joust, tilt(verb)

    a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

  2. joust(verb)

    joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback


  1. joust(Noun)

    A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or enclosed field.

  2. joust(Verb)

    To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.

  3. Origin: From jouster (modern French: jouter), from late popular juxtare. English since the early 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joust(verb)

    to engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt

  2. Joust(verb)

    a tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field


  1. Joust

    Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is a platform game that features two-dimensional graphics. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. John Newcomer led the development team, which included Bill Pfutzenrueter, Jan Hendricks, Python Anghelo, Tim Murphy, and John Kotlarik. Newcomer aimed to create a flying game with co-operative two-player gameplay, but wanted to avoid a space theme, which was popular at the time. Staff worked within the technical limitations of the hardware, excluding concepts and optimizing the visuals. The game was well-received in arcades and by critics, who praised the gameplay. The gameplay mechanics influenced titles by other developers. Joust was followed by a sequel three years later, and was ported to numerous home and portable platforms.


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