What does curling mean?

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ˈkɜr lɪŋcurl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curlingadjective

    a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target

  2. curled, curlingadjective

    of hair having curls


  1. curlingnoun

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curling

    of Curl

  2. Curlingnoun

    the act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats

  3. Curlingnoun

    a scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark


  1. Curling

    Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called "rocks", across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends. The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork goes into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of "Chess On Ice".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Curling

    a Scottish game played between rival clubs, belonging generally to different districts, by means of cheese-shaped stones hurled along smooth ice, the rules of which are pretty much the same as those in bowling.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of curling in a Sentence

  1. Katie Williams:

    If the leaves are yellow, limp and downward curling, check the soil and the roots! if the roots are brown and mushy, your soil may be water-logged. Healthy roots look firm and white.

  2. Pavel Kolobkov:

    It’s obvious that in this particular case, the athlete could not have intentionally used a prohibited substance, it just does not make any sense, curling, in theory, in not the kind of sport in which dishonest athletes dope.

  3. Joey Bosa:

    We knew once we hit him a few times, he really gets shook, and you saw on Christian Covington’s fourth-quarter sack, he was pretty much curling into a ball before we even got back there.

  4. Madeleine Dupont:

    When we were young, 100 %, my mom was always like, ‘ Now we need curling-free time. Tara Peterson ca n’t talk about curling all the time, ’ now we all live separate places, so it’s not a problem anymore. But it’s still hard to just leave it at the rink.

  5. Marc Bulger:

    When I first watched curling ... you just think you are going for the button, the center of the house, every time. And that's not the case, there's just so much more to it and so that's our biggest thing.

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