Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits

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Alternate forms of Quoit

Hypernyms: game equipment

Origin of the word Quoit

  1. 1388, "curling stone," perhaps from O.Fr. coite "flat stone" (with which the game was originally played), lit. "cushion," variant of coilte (see quilt). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to encourage archery. In ref. to a heavy flat iron ring (and the tossing game played with it) it is recorded from c.1440. more

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Words that sound like Quoit

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