- a ring of rope or flattened metal, used in the game of quoits
- [pl., with sing. v.] a game somewhat like horseshoes, in which players throw such rings at a peg (hob or tee) in an effort to encircle it
Origin of quoitMiddle English coyte (Anglo-Fr jeu de coytes), probably from Old French coite, cushion ( from Classical Latin culcita: see quilt): uncertain or unknown; perhaps origin, originally , a cushion target
- quoits used with a sing. verb A game in which players toss rings of metal, rope, or rubber at a stake, trying to get each ring to land with the stake through its center or close to the stake.
- One of the rings used in this game.
Origin of quoitMiddle English coyte flat stone, quoit from Old French coilte, coite from Latin culcita cushion
(third-person singular simple present quoits, present participle quoiting, simple past and past participle quoited)
- To play at quoits.
Middle English coyte (“flat stone"), from Old French coite, from Latin culcita.