In throwing a quoit, the quoit must be given a spinning motion or the thrower cannot be certain how it will alight.
A quoit that falls with its flat side upward does not count.
But please go and bar all the doors and windows of the palace, while I show this Pumpkinhead how to throw a quoit.
She took off her hat, and threw it, like a quoit, on to the bed.
During the game a dispute arose between two players "as to the quoit nearest the meg."
The quoit was the ancient weapon of the Sikh, who calls it chakar.
He was more impressed by Marshall's gayety and unrestraint at the quoit Club than by anything else he noted.
And in throwing the quoit Elatrius excelled; and in leaping at the bar, Amphialus.
At a trial of skill Odysseus, after being taunted by some of the Phaeacians, hurled the quoit beyond them all.
His one hand slipped into his pocket and clutched the 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.