Quoit definition

kwoit, koit
One of the rings used in this game.
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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.
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A game somewhat like horseshoes, in which players throw such rings at a peg (hob or tee) in an effort to encircle it.
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To throw like a quoit.
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A flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits.
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A ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits.
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The flat stone covering a cromlech.
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The discus used in ancient sports.
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To play at quoits.
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A ring of rope or flattened metal, used in the game of quoits.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quoit
Plural:
quoits

Origin of quoit

  • Middle English coyte flat stone, quoit from Old French coilte, coite from Latin culcita cushion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English coyte (“flat stone"), from Old French coite, from Latin culcita.

    From Wiktionary