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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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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.
With strong voice, but weak of mind, poor Don Quixote zealously jousted windmills Don Quixote views the black windmill, hugs his faithful Rozinante, and jumps into the flay Sancho Panza backed away from Don Quixote's vile jousting Sancho Panza saw Don Quixote, in his jerkin, fight a very big windmill Don Quixote and Sancho Panza come seeking justice for all, by righting every wrong Wacky Quixote jousted, Panza humbly forgave Don Quixote, with his man Sancho Panza, undertook a brave and grand journey of zealous vision Peeved but hefty zebras meekly joined Quixote's windmill charge Cervantes' Quixote jabs at windmills; Panza says "frankly, enough.