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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

quoit

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quoit

[kɔɪt] nanello (per il gioco degli anelli)
to play quoits → giocare agli anelli
References in periodicals archive ?
The Childwall Quoiting Club was started around 1795 by former military men and others who played in Fairfield.
Now, 100 years after the original bet, the obscure sport of quoiting is still practised and celebrated between members of Liverpool Cricket Club and Childwall Quoiting Club.
Last week, the centenary match between the two clubs ended in an honourable draw and the 1902 Doulton challenge cup remained at the quoiting club's Childwall Abbey Hotel clubhouse.