shuf·​fle·​board ˈshə-fəl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce shuffleboard (audio)
: a game in which players use long-handled cues to shove disks into scoring areas of a diagram marked on a smooth surface
: a diagram on which shuffleboard is played

Examples of shuffleboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Larry McAlister, a spokesperson for Larks Entertainment, said the location will feature shuffleboard and an arcade (or Larkade, as it’s called) in addition to a restaurant and bar. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 Ludo’s, another shuffleboard bar, opened in 2022 in midtown at 325 E. 31st St. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 Or, if indoor activities are more your thing, another of the Lafayette’s bars, called the Gutter, has two bowling alleys, pool tables, shuffleboard, and skee ball. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 There's a shuffleboard table, a giant Connect4 game, and a two-person arcade table. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Dec. 2023 This lakefront hotel makes sure there's something for everyone, from a water park and game room for the kids to fishing boat rentals and shuffleboard for adults. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 16 Dec. 2023 There’s a photo booth that claims to be a time portal, tinsel around the bar, and games of pool and shuffleboard often played by customers wearing cowboy apparel. Lucky Benson, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2023 Starting at the top on Deck 12, a bocce court, pickleball court, shuffleboard, a golf net, and a putting green with holes inspired by famous golf courses around the world offer fun ways to soak in the ocean views on a sea day. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 21 Dec. 2023 Groups mingle around pool tables, shuffleboard and old-school arcade games while a Red Hot Chili Peppers song plays overhead. Lina Abascal, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


alteration of obsolete English shove-board

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shuffleboard was in 1836

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“Shuffleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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shuf·​fle·​board ˈshəf-əl-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce shuffleboard (audio)
: a game in which players try to push disks into scoring areas of a diagram marked on a smooth surface

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