verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- quod erat faciendum,
- quod vide,
- quoin post,
- quonset hut
Origin of quoit
Examples from the Web for quoit
In throwing a quoit, the quoit must be given a spinning motion or the thrower cannot be certain how it will alight.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
His one hand slipped into his pocket and clutched the quoit.The Red One|Jack London
"We will show you his quoit to-morrow, on the road to Tintagel," said Miss Bridgeman.Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Hyacinthus (Hyacin′thus) was a boy greatly loved by Apollo; but he was accidentally slain by him with a quoit.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
We no longer speculate with Epicurus and Anaxagoras whether the sun may be as large as a quoit, or even as large as Peloponnesus.
Word Origin for quoit
late 14c., "curling stone," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French coite "flat stone" (with which the game was originally played), literally "cushion," variant of coilte (see quilt (n.)). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to encourage archery. In reference to a heavy flat iron ring (and the tossing game played with it) it is recorded from mid-15c.