verb (used with object)
Origin of quoin
Examples from the Web for quoin
Historical Examples of quoin
Quoin—a wedge placed under the breech of a gun to fix its elevation.Artillery Through the Ages
In great-gun exercise, the order which prepares for adjusting the quoin.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
More time was spent at Quoin Hill than at any other locality.
While collecting at Quoin Hill, we used only guns in taking birds.
This was the only time this species was observed in the Quoin Hill area.
coign or coigne
Word Origin for quoin
1530s, "a cornerstone," variant spelling of coin (n.); in early use also in other senses of that word, including "a wedge."