HOP-SCOTCH (" scotch," to score), an old English children's game in which a small object, like a flat stone, is kicked by the player, while hopping, from one division to another of an oblong space marked upon the ground and divided into a number of divisions, usually 10 or 12. These divisions are numbered, and the stone must rest successively in each. Should it rest upon a line or go out of the division aimed for, the player loses. In order to win a player must drive the stone into each division and back to the starting-point.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)