horseshoes

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horse·shoe

 (hôrs′sho͞o′, hôr′sho͞o′)
n.
1. A flat U-shaped metal plate fitted and nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof for protection.
2. A U-shaped object similar to a horseshoe.
3. horseshoes(used with a sing. verb) A game in which players toss horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped pieces at a stake so as to encircle it or come closer to it than the other players.
tr.v. horse·shoed, horse·shoe·ing, horse·shoes
To fit with horseshoes.

horseshoes

(ˈhɔːsˌʃuːz)
n
(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) a game in which the players try to throw horseshoes so that they encircle a stake in the ground some distance away
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseshoes - a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling ithorseshoes - a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it
leaner - (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
ringer - (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg
outdoor game - an athletic game that is played outdoors
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The project scope included refurbishing the existing benches and horseshoe pit and adding new amenities, including a shelter, an ADA accessible horseshoe pit and ADA accessible game tables.
In the White House, there is a movie theatre, a bowling alley, a horseshoe pit, a swimming pool, five full-time chefs and dozens of household staff members ready to dish up ice cream at all times, report the New York Times.
Walker Park currently consists of some benches and a single horseshoe pit; however, despite its small size and limited amenities, it is well-used by neighborhood seniors who regularly play horseshoes and hold horseshoe tournaments at the park, the city said.
They will also get a first hand look at such on-site amenities as a recently remodeled clubhouse; a heated swimming pool; shuffleboard courts; a bocce court; stocked fishing lakes; a billiards room; horseshoe pits; and an extensive calendar of special events and community activities.
HomCo provides the manpower to prepare the horseshoe pits and do other setup.
Sapp, who had not pitched a "shoe" in almost 20 years until she gave it a try again on Wednesday at one of the mobile home park's two horseshoe pits, was the state association's women's champion four straight years, from 1993 to 1996.
The RV Park has a loyal seasonal camper base, and strong amenities including a recreation hall, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, cable, playground, volleyball, horseshoe pits and laundry facilities.