Quoit. n.s. [coete, Dutch.]
- Something thrown to a great distance to a certain point.
He plays at quoits well. Shakesp. Henry IV.
When he played at quoits, he was allowed his breeches and stockings. Arbuthnot and Pope.
- The discus of the ancients is sometimes called in English quoit, but improperly; the game of quoits is a game of skill; the discus was only a trial of strength, as among us to throw the hammer.