Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A game in which disks are slid with a pronged cue along a smooth level surface toward one of two usually triangular targets painted on the surface and divided into numbered scoring areas.
  • n. A surface on which this game is played.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A game that involves sliding a puck or coin along the ground towards a target.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See shovelboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See shovel-board.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface

Etymologies

Alteration of obsolete shove-board : shove + board.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • The organization is hosting a fundraiser Thursday at Buffalo Billiards that sounds like the perfect guys' night out: Take on the Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander, the Mystics' Chasity Melvin, Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden or one of 20 other professional athletes in pool, shuffleboard, Wii Bowling or darts, with all the proceeds going to charity.

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  • Onsite activities include tennis, chess on a life-size board, shuffleboard, and hiking through the surrounding woods.

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  • Paired with the kinds of things you find at your typical nightspots—i.e. liquor, bottle service, plush couches and, no doubt, plenty of loud music—there will be things you don't usually find, i.e. bocce ball, shuffleboard and miniature golf.

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  • We get two pitchers and decide to play table shuffleboard.

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  • Parks: The Memorial Oval, in front of Livingston Senior High School, includes several sports fields, bocce, shuffleboard and tennis courts and a walking track.

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