Origin of shuffleboard
Examples from the Web for shuffleboard
Time magazine later put Webb on its cover in front of a shuffleboard court.
It is a mixture of "hop-scotch" and shuffleboard played with a crutch.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Played at Shuffleboard which is done by sliding circular boards upon nine squares with figures making 15 each way.A Journey to America in 1834|Robert Heywood
On the hurricane deck, aft, a sailor was chalking a shuffleboard court.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for shuffleboard
Word Origin and History for shuffleboard
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.