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.

Origin of quoit

1350–1400; Middle English coyte < ?
Related formsquoit·er, nounquoit·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quoits (1 of 2)

quoits

/ (kɔɪts) /

pl n

(usually functioning as singular) a game in which quoits are tossed at a stake in the ground in attempts to encircle it

British Dictionary definitions for quoits (2 of 2)

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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