shuf·​fle·​board | \ ˈshə-fəl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce shuffleboard (audio) \

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

Examples of shuffleboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By December, look for an outdoor area for ice games such as shuffleboard, beanbag toss and beer pong. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities," 14 Oct. 2020 Some cabins feature amenities like private pools, playground forts for kids, pool tables, shuffleboard tables, cornhole, horseshoes and ladder ball. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, "Homes away from home: These cozy cabins aren’t far from D-FW," 27 Aug. 2020 The founder of today’s Norwegian Cruise Line, who died Sept. 20 at the age of 91, expanded onboard activities far beyond shuffleboard and snoozing in deck chairs. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Knut Kloster Helped Create Caribbean Cruise Industry," 25 Sep. 2020 There were people playing shuffleboard in Loring Park the evening before the gunshot rang out on Nicollet Mall on Wednesday. Star Tribune, "The rioting will continue until morale improves," 27 Aug. 2020 The main area of the apartment space is decked out with lots of seating, a shuffleboard table, an extensive bourbon collection and, of course, a bar. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This 3,300-square-foot modern Louisville home was inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright," 10 July 2020 The tasting room is full of things to do while sipping, including shuffleboard and barrel-top backgammon, chess and checkers. Matt Kettmann,, "Carr Winery is the Santa Barbara winery to spend the day," 22 June 2020 Outdoor living is highlighted by a barbecue room, wraparound deck, shuffleboard court and picnic area, says listing agent Doug Morse of John L. Scott Medford. oregonlive, "Rural properties for sale in Oregon: Living outside the city during the coronavirus:," 4 July 2020 Lucky's Pub offers pizza, burgers, wings and more than 250 beers, along with games like washers, darts, pool and shuffleboard. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Lucky's Pub in East Downtown to permanently close," 12 June 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shuffleboard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of shuffleboard

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shuffleboard

alteration of obsolete English shove-board

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shuffleboard

Time Traveler for shuffleboard

Time Traveler

The first known use of shuffleboard was in 1836

See more words from the same year

Statistics for shuffleboard

Cite this Entry

“Shuffleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for shuffleboard


How to pronounce shuffleboard (audio)

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

More from Merriam-Webster on shuffleboard Encyclopedia article about shuffleboard

Comments on shuffleboard

What made you want to look up shuffleboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!