- a shuffleboard game played with coins or brass disks that are pushed by the hand and thumb down a board toward a scoring pit.
Origin of shove-ha'penny
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Shove-halfpenny, a gambling pot-house pastime, played on a table.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
The favourite game of shove-halfpenny was kept up till a late hour, when the party broke up highly delighted.
You now have a prepared patch that can be used for hop-scotch, shove-halfpenny, Rugby football or curling.
The game of shove-halfpenny is mentioned in the Times of April 25, 1845, as then played by the lower orders.Folk-lore of Shakespeare
Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
- 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