quoit

noun
\ ˈkȯit How to pronounce quoit (audio) , ˈkwȯit How to pronounce quoit (audio) , ˈkwāt \

Definition of quoit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

quoit

verb
quoited; quoiting; quoits

Definition of quoit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to throw like a quoit

First Known Use of quoit

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quoit

Noun

Middle English coite

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“Quoit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quoit. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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quoit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quoit

: 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

noun
\ ˈkȯit How to pronounce quoit (audio) , ˈkwȯit, ˈkwāt \

Kids Definition of quoit

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

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