variants: or shove-ha'penny \ ˈ⸗ˈ⸗(⸗)⸗ \

Definition of shove-halfpenny

: a game played on a special board in which players drive coins or other disks with the thumb or palm from the edge of the board into scoring beds at the other end

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History and Etymology for shove-halfpenny

shove entry 1 + halfpenny or ha'penny

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“Shove-halfpenny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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