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[shuhf-uh l-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈʃʌf əlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
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
1525-35; alteration of earlier shove board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for shuffleboard
  • Guests can amuse themselves with a putting green, shuffleboard courts, and croquet lawn.
  • Campers can enjoy the heated swimming pool, two hot tubs, shuffleboard courts and the exercise room.
  • There is an on-site heated swimming pool and a shuffleboard court.
  • Extras at the motel include a basketball court, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard and volleyball courts and a pool.
  • For active travelers, the resort has an exercise room with an exercise bike and treadmill and shuffleboard courts.
  • Activities such as billiards and shuffleboard are available.
  • For the active residents there are tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts.
  • Miniature golf, bike rentals and shuffleboard are among the available activities.
  • Campers also have access to a pool, horseshoe pit and shuffleboard court.
  • The pool is heated in the winter and lighted horseshoe and shuffleboard facilities offer evening activity.
British Dictionary definitions for shuffleboard


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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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