from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Upper Northern U.S. A game in which flat rings of iron or rope are pitched at a stake, with points awarded for encircling it.
- n. Upper Northern U.S. One of the rings used in this game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits
- n. a ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits
- n. the flat stone covering a cromlech
- v. To play at quoits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. A game played with quoits.
- n. The discus of the ancients. See Discus.
- n. A cromlech.
- intransitive v. To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
- transitive v. To throw; to pitch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw as a quoit; throw.
- To throw quoits; play at quoits.
- n. A flattish ring of iron, used in playing a kind of game.
- n. plural The game played with such rings.
- n. A quoit-shaped implement used as a weapon of war; a discus.
- n. In archaeology, same as dolmen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in playing the game of quoits
Middle English coyte, flat stone, quoit, from Old French coilte, coite, from Latin culcita, cushion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English coyte ("flat stone"), from Old French coite, from Latin culcita. (Wiktionary)