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Meaning of QUOIT

Pronunciation:  kwoyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in the game of quoits

QUOIT is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 See Also: game equipment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quoit\, n. [OE. coite; cf. OF. coitier to spur, press,
    (assumed) LL. coctare, fr. L. coquere, coctum, to cook, burn,
    vex, harass, E. cook, also W. coete? a quoit.]
       (a) A flattened ring-shaped piece of iron, to be pitched
           at a fixed object in play; hence, any heavy flat
           missile used for the same purpose, as a stone, piece
           of iron, etc.
       (b) pl. A game played with quoits. --Shak.
    2. The discus of the ancients. See {Discus}.
    3. A cromlech. [Prov. Eng.] --J. Morley.
  2. \Quoit\, v. i.
    To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
          To quoit, to run, and steeds and chariots drive.
  3. \Quoit\, v. t.
    To throw; to pitch. [Obs. or R.] --Shak.