shuffleboard

[ shuhf-uh l-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈʃʌf əlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

a game in which standing players shove or push wooden or plastic disks with a long cue toward numbered scoring sections marked on a floor or deck.
the board or marked surface, as on a floor or deck, on which this game is played.

Origin of shuffleboard

First recorded in 1525–35; alteration of earlier shove board
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British Dictionary definitions for shuffleboard

shuffleboard

/ (ˈʃʌfəlˌbɔːd) /

noun

a game in which players push wooden or plastic discs with a long cue towards numbered scoring sections marked on a floor, esp a ship's deck
the marked area on which this game is played
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Word Origin and History for shuffleboard

shuffleboard


n.

1530s, shovillaborde "shovel board," an unexplained alteration of shove-board (1520s), from shove (v.) + board (n.1). Originally a tabletop game (c.1600), the large-scale version (1877) was invented for play on ocean liners.

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