Definition of Quoit

1. Noun. Game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits.

Generic synonyms: Game Equipment



Definition of Quoit

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To throw quoits; to play at quoits.

3. v. t. To throw; to pitch.

Definition of Quoit

1. Noun. a flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits ¹

2. Noun. a ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits ¹

3. Noun. the flat stone covering a cromlech ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quoit

1. to play a throwing game similar to ringtoss [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quoit

quohogs
quoi ci quoi ça
quoif
quoifed
quoifing
quoifs
quoil
quoils
quoin
quoined
quoining
quoinings
quoins
quoist
quoists
quoit (current term)
quoited
quoiter
quoiters
quoiting
quoits
quoke
quokka
quokkas
quoll
quolls
quomodo
quomodos
quondam
quondam(a)

Literary usage of Quoit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The modern quoit, however, is a far lighter missile, and consists of a ... A player grasps the quoit with his forefinger along the outer edge and the tip in ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1880)
"There is of course a considerable amount of knack in pitching a quoit, and the player needs strength of wrist ; for the acquisition of an accurate aim rests ..."

3. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"Both varieties of seed are used to feed cattle, and as food of man in times of scarcity. Cattle eat the straw. Arthur's quoit or ..."

4. The Playground Book by Harry Sperling (1916)
"Rope quoits and quoit boards. A number of quoit boards are arranged against a ... Five feet behind this line is placed a rope quoit, ten feet back a second ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"—L. discus, a quoit, platter; in late L., a table. ... a quoit, platter (above). Discern ; see Concern. Disciple. (F.-L.) OF disciple. ..."

6. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Whilst free and far he gallops ; ev'n so near Show'd Menelaus to Antilochus, Albeit at first a full quoit-cast behind ; And fast was gaining, ..."

7. A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life by William Stearns Davis (1914)
"quoit Hurling. — Close by the leapers is another stretch of yellow sand reserved for the quoit throwers. The contestants here are slightly older, ..."

8. A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life by William Stearns Davis (1914)
"The range of the quoit hurlers in turn seems very great, but we cannot delay to await the 1 If the data of the ancients are to be believed, ..."

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