/ (kwɪst) /

noun plural quists or quist

West Midland and Southwest English dialect a wood pigeon

Word Origin for quist

of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for quist

  • Quist showed in the lock, dumped two portable shelters to the ground, came scrambling nimbly down the ramp.

    The Star Hyacinths|James H. Schmitz
  • After that, you and Quist stay in this cabin with the door locked until the ship has set down.

    The Star Hyacinths|James H. Schmitz