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

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Nearly a decade later, new residential development, as well as commercial projects such as a high-end shuffleboard club, means that while the customer base is everywhere, building that same gym today would likely be cost-prohibitive. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The ascent of climbing gyms, and battle for post-industrial real estate," 25 July 2018 Nestled among Cypress trees and Monterey pines, the place gives off major '60s vibes thanks to its retro refit, complete with shuffleboard and croquet courts, swimming pools, and fire pits for roasting s'mores. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in California's Secret Wine Country," 8 Jan. 2019 With two Tetris-inspired bars, around 50 games, and an 18-foot shuffleboard, A4cade is a triumph of nostalgia with a weekend line to prove it. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018 The darling home is located at 82 Monica Street in Palm Springs' Safari Park, a 55+ mobile home park known for hosting throwback activities like shuffleboard and square dancing, according to the listing. Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "This Adorably Retro Palm Springs Trailer Home Can Be Yours for Just $55,000," 28 Feb. 2017 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

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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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