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Definition of "quoit" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Upper Northern U.S. One of the rings used in this game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quoit" in a sentence
  • "This was why: Before Sabol left, the two played a backyard game called quoit, similar to horseshoes."
  • "Olympic truce; and among these is Aristotle the philosopher, who adduces as a proof of it the quoit which is at Olympia, on which the name of"
  • "The Discus was a kind of quoit of a round form, made sometimes of wood, but more frequently of stone, lead, or other metal; as iron or brass."