shuffleboard
noun Etymology: alteration of obsolete English shove-board Date: 1836 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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  • Shuffleboard — Shuf fle*board , n. See {Shovelboard}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuffleboard — 1530s, shovillaborde shovel board, an unexplained alteration of shove board (1520s), from SHOVE (Cf. shove) + BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1). Originally a tabletop game (c.1600), the large scale version (1877) was invented for play on ocean liners …   Etymology dictionary

  • shuffleboard — [shuf′əl bôrd΄] n. [< earlier shovel board: so named because of the shape of the cues] 1. a game in which large disks are pushed with a cue along a smooth lane toward numbered areas of a diagram 2. the marked surface on which it is played …   English World dictionary

  • Shuffleboard — Shuffleboarding redirects here. For the episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, see Shuffleboarding (SpongeBob SquarePants). A shuffleboard game being prepared on the deck of the MV Aurora Shuffleboard, more precisely deck shuffleboard, and also known… …   Wikipedia

  • Shuffleboard — Beim Shuffleboard [ˈʃʌflˌbɔːrd] handelt es sich um ein Spiel oder auch eine Sportart für gewöhnlich zwei Spieler. Dabei müssen mit Hilfe eines sogenannten Cues, einer Art „Schieber“, runde Scheiben (Disks) auf die gegenüberliegende Seite eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shuffleboard — Une partie de shuffleboard débutant à bord du navire MV Aurora. Le Shuffleboard, plus précisément le deck shuffleboard, aussi épelé shuffle board, shovelboard, shovel board et shove board (terme archaïque)[1] est un …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shuffleboard — /shuf euhl bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a game in which standing players shove or push wooden or plastic disks with a long cue toward numbered scoring sections marked on a floor or deck. 2. the board or marked surface, as on a floor or deck, on which… …   Universalium

  • shuffleboard — Shovelboard Shov el*board , n. 1. A board on which a game is played, by pushing or driving pieces of metal or money to reach certain marks; also, the game itself. Called also {shuffleboard}, {shoveboard}, {shovegroat}, {shovelpenny}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuffleboard — Shovelboard Shov el*board , n. 1. A board on which a game is played, by pushing or driving pieces of metal or money to reach certain marks; also, the game itself. Called also {shuffleboard}, {shoveboard}, {shovegroat}, {shovelpenny}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shuffleboard — Shuf|fle|board auch: Shuff|le|board 〈[ʃʌ̣flbɔ:d] n. 15; unz.〉 Spiel, bei dem Scheiben mit Holzstöcken in das dem Start gegenüberliegende Ziel geschoben werden müssen [<engl. shuffle „schlurfen, scharren“ + board „Brett“] * * * Shuf|f|le|board… …   Universal-Lexikon

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