1. a game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark
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  • For her father's comfort, noting the sad wistful eyes that watched her coming in and going out, she had resigned herself to spend long melancholy hours within doors, reading aloud till Sir John fell asleep, playing backgammon -- a game she detested worse even than shove-halfpenny, which latter primitive game they played sometimes on the shovel-board in the hall. London Pride Or When the World Was Younger
  • The oak table is 10m long and was used for the old game of shuffle-board, a Tudor version of shove-halfpenny.
  • Then he drank a pint of beer and had a game of shove-halfpenny with a flight-lieutenant. In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs
  • Often and often I have mused quietly amid scenes where gamblers of various sorts were disporting themselves -- in village inns where solemn yokels played shove-halfpenny with statesmanlike gravity; in sunny Italian streets where lazy loungers played their queer guessing game with beans; in noisy racing-clubs where the tape clicks all day long; on crowded steamboats when Side Lights
  • I toss a few cabers, and tiddle a wink occasionally, and I’m a very fair hand at shove-halfpenny.” Mystery Mile
  • In those days, pubs were places where people - mainly men - quaffed beer or other alcoholic drinks, socialized, and played games such as darts, dominoes, cribbage, and shove-halfpenny.
  • Other possibilities include sumo-wrestling competitions, kayak races, tennis tournaments, water-skiing, tug-of-war, carome (a Mauritian version of shove-halfpenny) and petanque competitions, and so on.
  • The favourite game of _shove-halfpenny_ was kept up till a late hour, when the party broke up highly delighted. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 27, 1841
  • A wooden target with one or two darts sticking in it hung on the end wall and invited the Robin Hoods of the village to try their skill; a system of incised marks on the oaken table made sinister suggestions of shove-halfpenny; and a large open box filled with white wigs, gaudily colored robes and wooden spears, swords and regalia, crudely coated with gilded paper, obviously appertained to the puerile ceremonials of the Order of Druids. The Eye of Osiris
  • In ever-increasing numbers, kids are being encouraged to box, golf, dance and climb, to play more cricket, football, tennis and, for all we know, shove-halfpenny, by a generation that has seen sport cannibalised into a grotesque commercial monster.
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