verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quoit
Related Words for quoitsplate, platter, disc, shell, dish, circle, sabot, discus, quoit, flan, saucer, discoid
Examples from the Web for quoits
Historical Examples of quoits
When in Richmond the one sport in which he delighted was the pitching of quoits.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
Games at cricket and quoits, as well as polo-matches and races, were arranged.
He was guardian of the Ridge, and cricket, quoits, and races appealed to him in vain.
Well, this was all I could do, for I am not skilful in throwing hats or quoits.Spinning Tops
Quoits is a game not played as much as it should be by American boys.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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.