Definition of Jousting
1. Noun. A medieval European sport in which mounted knights charged at each other bearing lances. ¹
2. Noun. (''fig.'') Any activity in which two people spar with each other verbally. ¹
3. Verb. (present participle of ''joust'') ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Jousting
1. joust [v] - See also: joust
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Literary usage of Jousting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard (1917)
"HOW KING ARTHUR MADE A jousting, AND HOW SIR LAMORAK CAME IN, AND OVERTHREW SIR. ... Then within three days after the king let make a jousting at a priory. ..."
2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1898)
"The Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 was the occasion of much jousting, and Henry and Francis both distinguished themselves. In a note on the Field of Cloth ..."
3. The Arthurian Tales: The Greatest of Romances which Recount the Noble and by Thomas Malory, Ernest Rhys (1906)
"... a jousting fast by his castle, within six miles : then he called unto him a dwarf, and bid him go unto that jousting, and, or ever the knights depart, ..."
4. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER LVII How Sir Dinadan met with Sir Tristram, and with jousting with Sir Palomides, Sir Dinadan knew him. THEN after that Sir Dinadan departed, ..."
5. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"... which lasted eight days, where were to see the same the most part of the nobles and gentles in England. And forthwith began a royal jousting in ..."
6. The History of Chivalry Or Knighthood and Its Times. by Charles Mills (1825)
"... the Joust to the Utterance Joust between a Scotch and an English Knight jousting for Love of the Ladies A singular Instance of it Joust between a French ..."
7. Froissart in Britain by Jean Froissart, Henry Newbolt (1902)
"How the Earl of Salisbury was delivered out of prison by exchange, and of the feast and jousting made at London by the King of England for the love of the ..."