from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of hair having curls
- n. a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
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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.