Definition of quoit in English:
1A ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg.
- Deck Quoits played with quoits made from rope has been a popular pastime on cruise ships for decades.
- In the old days, games could go on until after midnight - what with the drinking and that - and we had to light matches to show players where to land the quoit.
- Pitching quoits is common at family reunions and picnics.
1.1 (quoits) [treated as singular] A game consisting of aiming and throwing quoits.
- Its activities were designed to provide healthy recreation for young people, and included competitions in running, jumping, quoits, cricket and football.
- Is this a single hole version of the above game or is it a variation of quoits with a hole instead of a stake?
- Organisers are also looking for community organisations to run antiquated fair games such a quoits and bob-the-apple to add to the atmosphere of the day.
2.1 [often in place names] The dolmen itself: New Stone Age burial remains at Zennor Quoit
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- With one quoit bead or pendant from Varley Halls in Sussex, analysed by the British Museum, a combination of glazing techniques was used.
- If you looked at our itinerary you'd think we were bouncing from quoit to holy well to stone circle and you wouldn't be far wrong.
verb[with object and adverbial of direction] archaic Back to top
late Middle English: probably of French origin.
Definition of quoit in:
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