shuffle-board

shuffleboard

[shuhf-uhl-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
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.
2.
the board or marked surface, as on a floor or deck, on which this game is played.

Origin:
1525–35; alteration of earlier shove board

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shuffleboard (ˈʃʌfəlˌbɔːd)
 
n
1.  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
2.  the marked area on which this game is played

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