shove-ha'penny

[ shuhv-hey-puh-nee, -heyp-nee ]
/ ˌʃʌvˈheɪ pə ni, -ˈheɪp ni /

noun British.

a shuffleboard game played with coins or brass disks that are pushed by the hand and thumb down a board toward a scoring pit.

Nearby words

  1. shouting distance,
  2. shouting match,
  3. shouty,
  4. shove,
  5. shove off,
  6. shove-halfpenny,
  7. shovel,
  8. shovel beak,
  9. shovel hat,
  10. shovel-nosed

Also shove-half·pen·ny [shuhv-hey-puh-nee, -heyp-nee] /ˈʃʌvˈheɪ pə ni, -ˈheɪp ni/.

Origin of shove-ha'penny

First recorded in 1835–45

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