One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A game in which a quoit of rope or rubber is tossed to and fro over a net, played especially on cruise ships.
- ‘Mary, who could not go long without physical activity, played shuttlecock and deck tennis, kitted out in a light dress with her sleeves rolled up.’
- ‘They played shuffleboard, ping pong, deck tennis, and watched ship board ‘horse racing.’’
- ‘Enjoy shuffleboard and deck tennis, or a refreshing swim in the pool.’
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