shovelboard

noun

Definition of shovelboard

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

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History and Etymology for shovelboard

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

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“Shovelboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shovelboard. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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