nshovelboarda game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
ShovelboardA 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 shuffleboardshoveboardshovegroatshovelpenny.
ShovelboardA game played on board ship in which the aim is to shove or drive with a cue wooden disks into divisions chalked on the deck; -- called also shuffleboard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nshovelboardA game in which the players shove or drive by blows of the hand pieces of money or counters toward certain marks, compartments, or lines marked on a table. As the game is played in recent times, the players strive to shove the counters beyond a certain line and as near the end of the table as possible, without shoving them entirely off. Formerly also shoveboard, and (because often played with silver pieces), shove-groat, slide-groat, shovel-penny, or shove-halfenny.
nshovelboardThe table or board on which the game of shovel-board is played; also, the groat, shilling, or other coin used in the game.
nshovelboardA game played on shipboard by pushing wooden or iron disks with a crutch-shaped mace or cue so that they may rest on one of the squares of a diagram of nine numbered squares chalked on the deck.
To my mind shovelboard is innocent; I have permitted my men to play it.