Quoit Quoit (kwoit or koit), 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.] 1. (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. [1913 Webster]

2. The discus of the ancients. See {Discus}. [1913 Webster]

3. A cromlech. [Prov. Eng.] --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quoit — Quoit, v. i. To throw quoits; to play at quoits. [1913 Webster] To quoit, to run, and steeds and chariots drive. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quoit — may refer to: * Dolmen * a pre medieval type of brooch * the ring used to play the game Quoits * a chakram, a weapon resembling a gaming quoit * Quoit, Cornwall, a location in the United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Quoit — Quoit, v. t. To throw; to pitch. [Obs. or R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quoit — [kwɔıt, kɔıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Old French coite flat stone, quoit , from Latin culcita; QUILT] 1.) quoits[U] a game in which you throw rings over a small upright post 2.) the ring that you throw in this game …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quoit — quoit·er; quoit; …   English syllables

  • quoit — [kwoit; koit] n. [ME coyte (Anglo Fr jeu de coytes), prob. < OFr coite, cushion (< L culcita: see QUILT): ? orig., a cushion target] 1. a ring of rope or flattened metal, used in the game of quoits 2. [pl., with sing. v.] a game somewhat… …   English World dictionary

  • quoit|er — «KWOY tuhr», noun. a person who plays at quoits; a quoit thrower …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quoit — Quoit, s. Tschakra …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • quoit — (n.) late 14c., curling stone, perhaps from O.Fr. coite flat stone (with which the game was originally played), lit. cushion, variant of coilte (see QUILT (Cf. quilt)). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quoit — ► NOUN 1) a ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg. 2) (quoits) (treated as sing. ) a game of aiming and throwing quoits. ORIGIN probably French …   English terms dictionary