curling


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curl·ing

 (kûr′lĭng)
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.

curling

(ˈkɜːlɪŋ)
n
(Curling) a game played on ice, esp in Scotland and Canada, in which heavy stones with handles (curling stones) are slid towards a target (tee)

curl•ing

(ˈkɜr lɪŋ)

n.
a game played on ice in which two teams slide curling stones towards a mark in a circle.
[1610–20; perhaps curl + -ing1, from the motion imparted to the sliding stones]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curling - a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a targetcurling - a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Adj.1.curling - of hair having curls
curly - (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
Translations

curling

[ˈkɜːlɪŋ]
A. N (Sport) → curling m
B. CPD curling iron(s) N(PL) curling tongs NPL (for hair) → tenacillas fpl de rizar

curling

[ˈkɜːrlɪŋ] n (SPORT)curling mcurling tongs (British) curling irons (US) nplfer m à friser

curling

n (Sport) → Curling nt, → Eisschießen nt; curling stoneCurlingstein m, → Eisstock m

curling

[ˈkɜːlɪŋ] n (Sport) → curling m
References in classic literature ?
Bullfrog, with her glossy ringlets curling on her brow, and two rows of orient pearls gleaming between her parted lips, which wore a most angelic smile.
Then there came a wind, so strong that it blew off Curdken's hat; and away it flew over the hills: and he was forced to turn and run after it; till, by the time he came back, she had done combing and curling her hair, and had put it up again safe.
And soon came a gale of wind, and carried away Curdken's hat, and away went Curdken after it, while the girl went on combing and curling her hair.
In front of the group, on a black horse with trappings that glittered in the sun, rode a tall man with plumes in his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders.
On seeing the Russian general he threw back his head, with its long hair curling to his shoulders, in a majestically royal manner, and looked inquiringly at the French colonel.
When she was quite herself again, and was curling Jip's ears, as he lay upon her lap, I became grave, and said:
In the meantime Sir Oliver had followed his brother knight, and the two paced the poop together, Sir Nigel in his plum-colored velvet suit with flat cap of the same, adorned in front with the Lady Loring's glove and girt round with a curling ostrich feather.
His curling lips took a new twist upward; he tucked his umbrella briskly under his arm; and produced from the breast of his coat a large old-fashioned black pocketbook.
What he saw was a great, round, buglike body supported upon two slender legs which ended in delicate feet -- the toes curling upward.
T swung back into action Monday to support his favorite sport -- firing off a volley of tweets urging his followers to watch wheelchair curling at the Paralympics.
South Korea's wheelchair curling team defeated Canada 7-5 in the qualification game for the semifinals at the Gangneung Curling Center on Monday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Does the world, in all its variety, contain any curling hooligans?