Translation of shove-halfpenny in Spanish:


juego parecido al tejo, n.

Pronunciation ///ˌʃəvˈheɪp(ə)ni/


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    (in UK)
    juego parecido al tejo
    • 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.
    • 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.