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 More on the unveiling party at Braxton: Starting at 6 p.m., the three-hour party will include sets by DJ BSP, foosball and shuffleboard games, a special photo shoot booth, as well as the traditional German game of Hammerschlagen. Pat Brennan,, "FC Cincinnati to unveil new secondary kit Dec. 3," 18 Nov. 2019 His hobbies included golfing, bowling and shuffleboard., "Graham Lundie," 6 Nov. 2019 Students could visit after school and enjoy a game room for billiards, table tennis, checkers and shuffleboard. Paula Allen,, "Teen club offered wholesome fun to wartime youth," 19 Oct. 2019 At The Southmore in the Museum District, small gatherings are a possibility with its sports lounge complete with a poker table and shuffleboard. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Condos offer everything for entertaining needs," 12 Oct. 2019 Watch the action from the water as part of a lake cruise featuring a brunch or lunch buffet, a DJ, and games including giant Jenga and shuffleboard. Samantha Nelson,, "8 bars and restaurants where you can watch the 2019 Air and Water Show in Chicago," 14 Aug. 2019 The final stop on the trail, Hog Island Beer Co. in Orleans, features an expansive Bavarian-style beer hall that includes numerous table games, such as foosball, shuffleboard, and ping-pong., "Cape Cod is officially awash in craft beer - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019 The weekend-long festival will have music, dance, shuffleboard, food, vendors and chalk art. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 23-foot replica of Earth's moon will be raised above Catalano Square in the Historic Third Ward," 26 July 2019 In addition to a pool, the resort will include an amenity deck, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard. Mary Shanklin,, "Gladstone buys ADP offices at Maitland Preserve," 4 Aug. 2017

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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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The first known use of shuffleboard was in 1836

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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Shuffleboard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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