from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A game in which players toss rings of metal, rope, or rubber at a stake, trying to get each ring to land with the stake through its center or close to the stake.
- noun One of the rings used in this game.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In archaeology, same as
- To throw as a quoit; throw.
- To throw quoits; play at quoits.
- noun A flattish ring of iron, used in playing a kind of game.
- noun plural The game played with such rings.
- noun A quoit-shaped implement used as a weapon of war; a discus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
- transitive verb Obs. or R. To throw; to pitch.
- noun 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.
- noun A game played with quoits.
- noun The discus of the ancients. See
- noun Prov. Eng. A cromlech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a flat
discof metal or stone thrown at a targetin the game of quoits
- noun a
ringof rubberor ropesimilarly used in the game of deck-quoits
- noun the flat
stonecovering a cromlech
- verb To play at
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This was why: Before Sabol left, the two played a backyard game called quoit, similar to horseshoes.
Olympic truce; and among these is Aristotle the philosopher, who adduces as a proof of it the quoit which is at Olympia, on which the name of
The Discus was a kind of quoit of a round form, made sometimes of wood, but more frequently of stone, lead, or other metal; as iron or brass.
His one hand slipped into his pocket and clutched the quoit.
The one hand of Bruce Cadogan Cavendish flashed pocketward and flashed back with the quoit balanced ripe for business.
The talon emerged, clutching ready for action a six-pound iron quoit.
Simultaneously Slim reached for his quoit, and Whiskers and Fatty for their rocks.
Bruce Cadogan Cavendish pulled forth his iron quoit and seemed to debate whether or not he should brain the other.
And the Colchians gave a loud cry, like the roar of the sea when it beats upon sharp crags; and speechless amazement seized Aeetes at the rush of the sturdy quoit.
But Jason bethought him of the counsels of Medea full of craft, and seized from the plain a huge round boulder, a terrible quoit of Ares