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 quoits
The ground was too steep for athletics; no cricket could be possible there, no lawn tennis, no quoits, no anything.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
Could he not beat them all when it came to playing ball or quoits, and were not the maidens all in love with his good looks?American Indian Fairy Tales|Anonymous
Every one pitches his quoits and then all go to the hub and reckon up the score.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Quoits hung up on several large nails driven into a wall, and there was a covered skittle alley.Dr. Jolliffe's Boys|Lewis Hough
They picked ferns from under the waterfall and made wreaths and garlands, which they threw at the Phoenix's head like quoits.David and the Phoenix|Edward Ormondroyd
Word Origin for quoit
late 14c., coytes "game played by throwing quoits;" see 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.