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A game in which coins are struck so that they slide across a marked board on a table.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They weren't allowed to go into the bars, but they would go and play shove halfpenny.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The oak table is 10m long and was used for the old game of shuffle-board, a Tudor version of shove-halfpenny.’
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