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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (15)
  • ABIGAIL: I have once or twice played the shovelboard.
  • And a new smooth shovelboard, whereon no victuals ne'er stood;
  • One night in 1686, Christine Trask, a neighbor, stormed into the tavern and threw the shovelboard pieces into the fire.
  • Sits next to her: No, no, but I hear only that you go to the tavern every night, and play shovelboard with the Deputy Governor, and they give you cider. for more
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