shovelboard

noun

Definition of shovelboard

  1. 1 archaic :  shove-halfpenny; also :  a coin or table used in playing shove-halfpenny

  2. 2 :  shuffleboard 2

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Origin and Etymology of shovelboard

alteration (influenced by 1shovel) of obsolete English shove-board, from 1shove + board


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