quoit
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kɔɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /kɔɪt/, /kwɔɪt/
Noun

quoit (plural quoits)

  1. A flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter IV:
      He heard then a warm heavy sigh, softer, as she turned over and the loose brass quoits of the bedstead jingled. Must get those settled really.
  2. A ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits.
  3. The flat stone covering a cromlech.
  4. The discus used in ancient sports.
Verb

quoit (quoits, present participle quoiting; past and past participle quoited)

  1. (intransitive) To play at quoits.
    • to quoit, to run, and steeds and chariots drive
  2. (transitive) To throw as with a quoit.
    • , William Cowper (translator), Homer's Iliad
      Each took
      His station, and Epeüs seized the clod.
      He swung, he cast it, and the Greecians laugh'd.
      Leonteus, branch of Mars, quoited it next.



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