1) A game in which a coin is driven by a blow with the palm of the hand along a board marked with transverse lines.
1607 unlawfull games viz Shovell a board, Middleham
1619 Paid to his lo[rdship] losses at shovelboard xs, Skipton. It had numerous alternative forms and spellings: 1575 plaienge at Showlay bourde ... in service tyme, Thirsk
1608 playing ...at shoule-bord in the Evening prayer-time, Bagby.