Definition of joust noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒaʊst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒaʊst//
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  1. 1an event in which people fight on horses using a long stick (= a lance (1) ) to try to knock the other person off their horse, especially as part of a formal contest in the past a medieval joust
  2. 2(formal) an act of arguing with somebody, especially as part of a formal or public debate the weekly verbal joust called Prime Minister's Questions

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