Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[kwoit, koit] /kwɔɪt, kɔɪt/

quoits, (used with a singular verb) a game in which rings of rope or flattened metal are thrown at an upright peg, the object being to encircle it or come as close to it as possible.
a ring used in the game of quoits.
verb (used with object)
to throw as or like a quoit.
verb (used without object)
to play quoits.
plural noun
(usually functioning as sing) a game in which quoits are tossed at a stake in the ground in attempts to encircle it
a ring of iron, plastic, rope, etc, used in the game of quoits
(Austral, slang) a variant spelling of coit

late 14c., coytes “game played by throwing quoits;” see quoit.

late 14c., “curling stone,” of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French coite “flat stone” (with which the game was originally played), literally “cushion,” variant of coilte (see quilt (n.)). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to encourage archery. In reference to a heavy flat iron ring (and the tossing game played with it) it is recorded from mid-15c.


Read Also:

  • Quokka

    [kwok-uh] /ˈkwɒk ə/ noun 1. a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, inhabiting islands and swampy areas in southwestern Australia. /ˈkwɒkə/ noun 1. a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands

  • Quoll

    /ˈkwɒl/ noun 1. (Austral) another name for native cat

  • Quondam

    [kwon-duh m, -dam] /ˈkwɒn dəm, -dæm/ adjective 1. former; onetime: his quondam partner. /ˈkwɒndæm/ adjective 1. (prenominal) of an earlier time; former: her quondam lover adj. “one-time, former,” 1580s, from earlier use as an adverb (“formerly”) and a noun (“former holder” of some office or position), both 1530s, from Latin quondam (adv.) “formerly, at some […]

  • Quonset

    [kwon-sit] /ˈkwɒn sɪt/ Trademark. 1. a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls, usually serving as a barracks, storage shed, or the like, developed for the U.S. military forces from the British Nissen hut at Quonset Naval Base in Rhode Island. /ˈkwɒnsɪt/ noun 1. trademark (US) a military shelter made of corrugated steel sheet, having a […]

Disclaimer: Quoits definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.