What does curling mean?

Definitions for curling
ˈkɜr lɪŋcurl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curling(adj)

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

  2. curled, curling(adj)

    of hair having curls

Wiktionary

  1. curling(Noun)

    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. Curling(noun)

    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. Curling(noun)

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

Freebase

  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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How to say curling in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Jared Allen:

    After watching videos of badminton it was like 'man these guys are actually pretty darn athletic.' They were flying all over and diving on the hard court and I was like I don't think my back would hold up, so we went to a less physically taxing sport, and I figured when the winners have to buy the losers a beer as a customary tradition (in curling), how rough can that sport actually be.

  3. Marc Bulger:

    We had TV cameras following us and media (while we were playing in the NFL) and unless it's the Olympics there's never really that attention around the curling circuits, so people get a little nervous around that but we are so used to it and kind of thrive on it. Even on pressure shots we thrive on it.

  4. 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.

  5. Paul Gaylord:

    When I first saw them, it looked like a tight fist of black. It was weird how it just started curling up.

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