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quoit

[ kwoit, koit ]
/ kwɔɪt, kɔɪt /
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noun
quoits, (used with a singular verb) a game in which rings of rope or flattened metal are thrown at an upright peg, the object being to encircle it or come as close to it as possible.
a ring used in the game of quoits.
verb (used with object)
to throw as or like a quoit.
verb (used without object)
to play quoits.
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Origin of quoit

1350–1400; Middle English coyte< ?

OTHER WORDS FROM quoit

quoiter, nounquoitlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quoit

quoit
/ (kɔɪt) /

noun
a ring of iron, plastic, rope, etc, used in the game of quoits
Australian slang a variant spelling of coit

Word Origin for quoit

C15: of unknown origin
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