quoit

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English coyte (flat stone), from Old French coite, from Latin culcita.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

quoit (plural quoits)

  1. A flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits.
  2. A ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits.
  3. the flat stone covering a cromlech.
  4. The discus used in ancient sports.

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Verb[edit]

quoit (third-person singular simple present quoits, present participle quoiting, simple past and past participle quoited)

  1. To play at quoits.
    • Dryden
      to quoit, to run, and steeds and chariots drive

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