shuffleboard


shuf·fle·board

noun \ˈshə-fəl-ˌbrd\

: a game in which players use a long stick with a curved piece at one end to slide discs into scoring areas that are marked on the ground

Full Definition of SHUFFLEBOARD

1
:  a game in which players use long-handled cues to shove disks into scoring areas of a diagram marked on a smooth surface
2
:  a diagram on which shuffleboard is played

Origin of SHUFFLEBOARD

alteration of obsolete English shove-board
First Known Use: 1836

shuffleboard

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Game in which two or four players use long-handled cues to shove disks into scoring areas of a diagram marked on a flat, smooth surface (6 52 ft [1.8 15.8 m]). It was popular in England as early as the 15th century, especially with the aristocracy; it later became popular as a deck game among travelers on ocean liners and cruise ships. The current form of the game was defined at St. Petersburg, Fla., U.S., in 1924.

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