[shuhf-uhl-bawrd, -bohrd]
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.

1525–35; alteration of earlier shove board Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shuffleboard (ˈʃʌfəlˌbɔːd)
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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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