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joust:

see tournamenttournament
or tourney,
in the Middle Ages, public contest between armed horsemen in simulation of real battle. In this military game, which flourished from the 12th to the 16th cent., combatants were frequently divided into opposing factions, each led by a champion.
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joust

History
a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with lances. A tournament consisted of a series of such engagements
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The gimmick of the show is that Adams and his lieutenants take 16 men who have not jousted competitively before (a few have done the choreographed entertainment version) and teach them the sport.
An inquest heard that Paul, 54, of Heyden, Cambridgeshire, had never jousted before despite practising with lance and shield.
Mr Allen, who had never jousted before despite practising with a lance and shield, was hit by a splinter from a balsa wood tip designed to break on impact with the opponent's shield for safety, the inquest heard.