American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A game originating in Scotland in which two four-person teams slide heavy oblate stones toward the center of a circle at either end of a length of ice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular Scottish amusement on the ice, in which contending parties slide large smooth stones of a circular form from one mark to another, called the tee. The chief object of the player is to hurl his stone along the ice toward the tee with proper strength and precision; and on the skill displayed by the players in putting their own stones in favorable positions, or in driving rival stones out of favorable positions, depends the chief interest of the game.
- n. The act of forming into curls; taking the form of curls.
- n. Same as curl, n., 4 , *, *.
- n. A process for giving a curl to the long nap on the face of some woolen fabrics. It is done by passing the fabric beneath a plate fitted with a brush which is given a rotating or otherwise curving motion.
- n. The faulty detaching of cotton from the comb in a combing-machine.
- n. a winter sport where players aim and slide stones down a sheet of ice and attempt to get their color stones closest to the house (a circular target marked on the ice).
- v. present participle of curl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or state of that which curls; ; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats.
- n. A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.
- adj. of hair having curls
- n. a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
“Can we really say that a gold medal in curling is of equal athletic value to a gold medal in the downhill?”
“He put the "curl" in curling with slow-motion shots that wound around opponents 'stones to slide into scoring position.”
“I thought I got voted down on #3 because I thought curling is boring, even more than calling out Republican hypocrisy.”
“When the yellow cube had dissipated itself in curling fragrance, and he was deliberating about rolling a second, Borg suddenly spoke.”
“Despite his chill, and despite his teeth that were already beginning to chatter while the burning sun extracted the moisture in curling mist-wreaths from the deck planking, Van Horn cuddled Jerry in his arms and called him princeling, and prince, and a king, and a son of kings.”
“Fairfax queried lazily, half-absorbed in curling smoke-spirals upward in the quiet air.”
“Off subject, but no matter how stoned I get, curling is just not interesting.”
“Also, it said that it would be safe for her and the baby even if she did compete, as curling is not exactly a high-contact or speed sport.”
“This was an Open Bonspiel (which means tournament in curling terms), which consisted of men's, women's and mixed teams.”
“It makes a big difference, not just in curling but in every sport.”
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