quoit[kwo̵it; chiefly Brit ko̵it]
- a ring of rope or flattened metal, used in the game of quoits
- 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.