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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quoit  \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.] 
  1. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quoit  \Quoit\,  v.  i. 
  To  throw  quoits;  to  play  at  quoits. 
 
  To  quoit,  to  run,  and  steeds  and  chariots  drive. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quoit  \Quoit\,  v.  t. 
  To  throw;  to  pitch.  [Obs.  or  R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quoit 
  n  :  a  ring  of  iron  or  circle  of  rope  used  in  the  game  of  quoits 




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