Definition of joust verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    joust

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dʒaʊst//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they joust
     
    he / she / it jousts
     
    past simple jousted
     
    -ing form jousting
     
     
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  1. 1to fight on horses using a long stick (= a lance ) to try to knock the other person off their horse, especially as part of a formal contest in the past
  2. 2(formal) to argue with someone, especially as part of a formal or public debate