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quoit

noun


\ˈkȯit,

ˈkwȯit, ˈkwāt

\

Definition of quoit 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1

: a flattened ring of iron or circle of rope used in a throwing game

2
quoits plural in form but singular in construction

: a game in which the quoits are thrown at an upright pin in an attempt to ring the pin or come as near to it as possible

quoit

verb

quoited;
quoiting;
quoits

Definition of quoit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to throw like a quoit

First Known Use of quoit

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quoit

Noun

Middle English coite

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quoit

noun


English Language Learners Definition of quoit

quoits : a game in which players try to throw rings over a small post that is standing upright in the ground

: a ring that is used in quoits

See the full definition for quoit in the English Language Learners Dictionary

quoit

noun


\ˈkȯit,

ˈkwȯit, ˈkwāt\

Kids Definition of quoit

: a ring (as of rope) tossed at a peg in a game (


quoits

)

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quoit

noun


\ˈkȯit,

ˈkwȯit, ˈkwāt

\

Definition of quoit 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1

: a flattened ring of iron or circle of rope used in a throwing game

2
quoits plural in form but singular in construction

: a game in which the quoits are thrown at an upright pin in an attempt to ring the pin or come as near to it as possible

quoit

verb

quoited;
quoiting;
quoits

Definition of quoit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to throw like a quoit

First Known Use of quoit

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quoit

Noun

Middle English coite

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Dictionary Entries near quoit

quoil

quoin

quoin post

quoit

quoiter

quokka

quoll

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The first known use of quoit was
in the 15th century

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quoit

noun


English Language Learners Definition of quoit

quoits : a game in which players try to throw rings over a small post that is standing upright in the ground

: a ring that is used in quoits

See the full definition for quoit in the English Language Learners Dictionary

quoit

noun


\ˈkȯit,

ˈkwȯit, ˈkwāt\

Kids Definition of quoit

: a ring (as of rope) tossed at a peg in a game (


quoits

)

More from Merriam-Webster on quoit

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with quoit

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perspicacious

of acute mental vision or discernment

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