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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.]

quoits

(kɔɪts)
pl n
(Games, other than specified) (usually functioning as singular) a game in which quoits are tossed at a stake in the ground in attempts to encircle it
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quoits - a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling itquoits - 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
Translations
kroužky
ringspil
karikadobó játék
kasthringaleikur
žiedų mėtymas į taikinius
gredzenu mešana uz mērķi
hádzanie krúžkov na kolík
halka oyunu

quoits

[ˈkɔɪts] npljeu m du palet

quoits

n singWurfringspiel nt; to play quoitsWurfring spielen

quoits

(koits) , ((American) kwoits) noun singular
a game in which rings of metal, rope etc, called quoits, are thrown on to one or more small rods or hooks.
References in classic literature ?
Let me play at quoits with cyclonic gales, flinging the discs of spinning cloud and whirling air from one end of my dismal kingdom to the other: over the Great Banks or along the edges of pack-ice - this one with true aim right into the bight of the Bay of Biscay, that other upon the fiords of Norway, across the North Sea where the fishermen of many nations look watchfully into my angry eye.
The younger ones occupied themselves as before, some playing cards (there was plenty of money, though there was no food), some with more innocent games, such as quoits and skittles.
His Majesty then dismissed Jellia Jamb and the Soldier with the Green Whiskers, and when they were gone he took his new friend by the arm and led him into the courtyard to play a game of quoits.
Two days later, as the steamer Mariposa plied her customary route between Tahiti and San Francisco, the passengers ceased playing deck quoits, abandoned their card games in the smoker, their novels and deck chairs, and crowded the rail to stare at the small boat that skimmed to them across the sea before a light following breeze.
You can get ten to join a game, or climb a tree, or swim a stream, when there's a chance of breaking their limbs or getting drowned, for one who'll stay on level ground, or in his depth, or play quoits or bowls.
Then an Akali, a wild-eyed, wild-haired Sikh devotee in the blue-checked clothes of his faith, with polished-steel quoits glistening on the cone of his tall blue turban, stalked past, returning from a visit to one of the independent Sikh States, where he had been singing the ancient glories of the Khalsa to College-trained princelings in top-boots and white-cord breeches.
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.
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.
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.
Tenders are invited for Construction of a building expansion for restroom facilities, one baseball/softball field, playground, two parking lots, stormwater facilities, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, bocce ball, quoits, amphitheater seating, picnic pavilion, gazebo and other amenities as further described in the contract documents