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quoit

noun \ ˈkȯit , ˈkwȯit , ˈkwāt \

Definition of quoit

1 : a flattened ring of iron or circle of rope used in a throwing game
2 quoits plural in form but singular in construction : a game in which the quoits are thrown at an upright pin in an attempt to ring the pin or come as near to it as possible

Origin and Etymology of quoit

Middle English coite


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quoit

verb

Definition of quoit

quoited; quoiting; quoits
: to throw like a quoit

First Known Use of quoit

1597

in the meaning defined above

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QUOIT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of quoit for English Language Learners

  • quoits : a game in which players try to throw rings over a small post that is standing upright in the ground

  • : a ring that is used in quoits


QUOIT Defined for Kids

quoit

noun \ ˈkȯit , ˈkwȯit , ˈkwāt \

Definition of quoit for Students

: a ring (as of rope) tossed at a peg in a game ( quoits )

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