Definition of Shovel board
1. Noun. A game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark.
Generic synonyms: Board Game
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shovel Board
Literary usage of Shovel board
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"SHOVEL-BOARD (OR SHUFFLE-BOARD.) Among domestic pastimes this formerly held a leading position. Without a shovel-board table the residences of the nobility, ..."
2. The Fortnightly Review (1865)
"Shovel-board had been the aristocratic relaxation of the age of Elizabeth, ... Every gentleman's house had its Shovel-board, which was generally kept in the ..."
3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"SHOVE-GROAT, SHOVE-BOARD, SHOVEL-BOARD, and SHUFFLE- BOARD. ... Shovel-board play is graphically described in a poem, entitled, Mensa Lubrica, &c., ..."
4. The History of Chivalry; Or, Knighthood and Its Times by Charles Mills (1844)
"9, and 19. recreations which we have in winter are cards, tables and dice, shovel-board, chess-play, the philosopher's game, small trunks, billiards, music, ..."
5. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"... Second Part of King Henry the Fourth, and is supposed by Steevens to have been a piece of polished metal made use of in the play of shovel-board. ..."