Definitions for: Quoit
[n] game equipment consisting of a ring of iron or circle of rope used in the game of quoits
Webster (1913) Definition: Quoit, n. [OE. coite; cf. OF. coitier to spur, press,
(assumed) LL. coctare, fr. L. coquere, coctum, to cook, burn,
vex, harass, E. cook, also W. coete? a quoit.]
(a) 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.
(b) pl. A game played with quoits. --Shak.
2. The discus of the ancients. See Discus.
3. A cromlech. [Prov. Eng.] --J. Morley.
Quoit, v. i.
To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
To quoit, to run, and steeds and chariots drive.
Quoit, v. t.
To throw; to pitch. [Obs. or R.] --Shak.
See Also: game equipment
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