shuf·​fle·​board | \ ˈshə-fəl-ˌbȯrd \

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

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Tomb made non-drinking plans with friends, like meeting up at a fun shuffleboard place in Brooklyn. Jessica Migala, Good Housekeeping, "5 Major Dry January Health Benefits, According to Experts," 26 Dec. 2018 Its nightlife has exploded with breweries and trendy bars, including one where patrons sip cocktails while playing shuffleboard. Kiana Cornish, WSJ, "Gowanus Reaches New Culinary Heights With First Michelin-Starred Restaurant," 6 Nov. 2018 The Royal Palms, a 10-court indoor shuffleboard club designed by husband-and-wife team John and Christine Gachot, is opening in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "In The Shuffle," 16 Jan. 2014 Pinball, shuffleboard and other arcade games in the lower level of the Phoenician Athletic Club are free for guests. 6. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Phoenician resort makeover: The 6 coolest new features," 11 July 2018 Nearby, a ground-floor breakroom features a roll-up glass door, TVs, shuffleboard and a Ping-Pong table, offering staffers another place to retreat. Jennifer Van Grove,, "GreatCall moves into cushier digs," 2 July 2018 In a nod to increasing interest, the city in 2015 converted shuffleboard courts at Donnelly Park into three pickleball courts. Jerry Fallstrom,, "Pickleball craze takes hold in Mount Dora, though lawn bowling is still king," 22 June 2018 The facility featured outdoor bowling, archery, tennis, driving range, badminton, table tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, arcade and, of course, miniature golf. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: Little America and Wonderland kiddie park," 15 June 2018 The sleek six-story building includes amenities such as Xboxes, shuffleboard, gyms and basketball courts. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "A big Charlotte company opened a new HQ in Utah. But local workers shouldn't worry.," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of shuffleboard

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shuffleboard

alteration of obsolete English shove-board

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English Language Learners Definition of shuffleboard

: 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

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