shove-ha'penny

[shuhv-hey-puh-nee, -heyp-nee]
noun British.
  1. a shuffleboard game played with coins or brass disks that are pushed by the hand and thumb down a board toward a scoring pit.
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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shove-halfpenny

noun
  1. British a game in which players try to propel old halfpennies or polished discs with the hand into lined sections of a wooden or slate board
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