Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COIT, Quoit, Cute, v. “To amuse one's self by curling on the ice. Cute is used in the same sense in Upp. Clydes.” (Ayr. 1825 Jam.2). The form cute is confirmed by Ayr.4 1928.

Comb.: cutin-stane, cutie-, a curling-stone (Clydes. 1825 Jam.2).

[Apparently transferred from the game of quoits to that of curling. Eng. quoit and Eng. dial. coit are used to mean fling, hurl, in gen., esp. of flat objects.]

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