Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of quoit.
  • n. A competitive game in which players throw rings, aiming to land them over vertical sticks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it

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Examples

  • In better weather they spend the leisure of the evening at the game of quoits, which is the standard pastime among Scottish ploughmen.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • In better weather they spend the leisure of the evening at the game of quoits, which is the standard pastime among

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • The younger ones occupied themselves as before, some playing cards (there was plenty of money, though there was no food), some with more innocent games, such as quoits and skittles.

    War and Peace

  • Moskolitz has accordingly created a welcoming atmosphere that includes a martini bar, a DJ playing an eclectic mix of music ranging from Devo to Lawrence Welk, and "quoits," a Colonial ring-toss game that newcomers can play to win membership discounts, perfume and Talbots gift certificates.

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  • Instead of engaging in such perilous diversions, servants and labourers were ordered to "have bows and arrows and to use the same on Sundays and holy days, and leave all playing at tennis or football and other games called quoits, dice, casting of the stone, kailes

    The Customs of Old England

  • "They shall have bows and arrows, and use the same of Sundays and holidays; and leave all playing at tennis or foot-ball and other games called quoits, dice, casting of stone, kailes, and other such importune games.

    Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature

  • They were never quiet, ceaselessly playing deck-quoits, tossing rings, promenading, or rushing to the rail with loud cries to watch the leaping porpoises and the first schools of flying fish.

    Chapter 46

  • Graves are overlooked by the brown and gold of bracken and gorse, extending downhill towards emerald green fields from the hilltop sites of prehistoric tumuli, hut circles and quoits (chamber tombs).

    Country diary: Zennor, Cornwall

  • He had been playing deck quoits on the day he had had the stroke in the Indian Ocean.

    Ann Thwaite: Why I was happy when my parents died

  • Instead, we jumped up and down on the brassy beds, the mattress quoits creaking, and the lights below in the sitting room swaying to and fro as the old man tried to nap.

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