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quoit

 (kwoit, koit)
n.
1. quoits(used with a sing. verb) A game in which players toss rings of metal, rope, or rubber at a stake, trying to get each ring to land with the stake through its center or close to the stake.
2. One of the rings used in this game.

[Middle English coyte, flat stone, quoit, from Old French coilte, coite, from Latin culcita, cushion.]

quoit

(kɔɪt)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) a ring of iron, plastic, rope, etc, used in the game of quoits
2. slang Austral a variant spelling of coit
[C15: of unknown origin]

quoit

(kwɔɪt, kɔɪt)

n.
1. quoits, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which rings of rope or flattened metal are thrown at an upright peg, the object being to encircle it.
2. a ring used in the game of quoits.
v.t.
3. to throw like a quoit.
[1350–1400; Middle English coyte, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quoit - game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoitsquoit - game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
Translations

quoit

[kwɔɪt] Naro m, tejo m quoitsjuego msing de los aros
to play quoitsjugar a los aros

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quoit

[kɔɪt] nanello (per il gioco degli anelli)
to play quoits → giocare agli anelli
References in classic literature ?
Well then, if he be mad, as he is, and with a madness that mostly takes one thing for another, and white for black, and black for white, as was seen when he said the windmills were giants, and the monks' mules dromedaries, flocks of sheep armies of enemies, and much more to the same tune, it will not be very hard to make him believe that some country girl, the first I come across here, is the lady Dulcinea; and if he does not believe it, I'll swear it; and if he should swear, I'll swear again; and if he persists I'll persist still more, so as, come what may, to have my quoit always over the peg.
Achilles next offered the massive iron quoit which mighty Eetion had erewhile been used to hurl, until Achilles had slain him and carried it off in his ships along with other spoils.
Ajax son of Telamon threw third, and sent the quoit beyond any mark that had been made yet, but when mighty Polypoetes took the quoit he hurled it as though it had been a stockman's stick which he sends flying about among his cattle when he is driving them, so far did his throw out-distance those of the others.
But please go and bar all the doors and windows of the palace, while I show this Pumpkinhead how to throw a quoit.
The Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead were still playing at quoits in the courtyard when the game was interrupted by the abrupt entrance of the Royal Army of Oz, who came flying in without his hat or gun, his clothes in sad disarray and his long beard floating a yard behind him as he ran.
His Majesty continued to throw the quoits as coolly as if no danger threatened his throne, but the Pumpkinhead, having caught sight of Tip, ambled toward the boy as fast as his wooden legs would go.
The talon emerged, clutching ready for action a six-pound iron quoit.
Simultaneously Slim reached for his quoit, and Whiskers and Fatty for their rocks.
Scouse scally Nige and Geordie charmer Kai Humphries share headline duties at Big Mouth's brand new gigs at Redcar's Coatham Memorial Hall and Guisborough Quoit Club on Friday, May 2, before nipping over to Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt and Saltburn's Spa Hotel on Saturday, May 3.
Darlington Quoit Club, thought to be the oldest in the world, was formed in 1846 and is still for men only.
Each quoit is usually an iron ring that is about 18 centimetres (7 inches) across with a 11.
The South Caradon copper mine, Golitha Falls, the Iron Age hillfort of Berry Castle and Trethevy Quoit - a tomb thought to date to 4,500 BC - are on the route.