curl·​ing | \ ˈkər-liŋ How to pronounce curling (audio) \

Definition of curling

: a game in which two teams of four players each slide curling stones over a stretch of ice toward a target circle

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Recent Examples on the Web This results in the bimetal curving (or curling) in one direction—just like the ribbon for the gift wrap. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Curl Metals with Heat," 20 Feb. 2020 Bonnie Rippingille looked out at the wisps of steam curling from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant across Biscayne Bay with a sense of dread. Fortune, "The U.S. may soon have the world’s oldest nuclear power plants," 4 Feb. 2020 Louisville has a curling club where people can learn how to curl. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Derby City Curling Club hosts one of its inspirations, Olympic gold medalist Tyler George," 27 Jan. 2020 Still well outside the box, the winger cut inside sent an outrageous curling effort into the top corner of the net., "Ranking 15 of Man Utd's Greatest Premier League Goals After Scott McTominay Bags 2,000th Strike," 27 Oct. 2019 Beachwaver Beachwaver recently launched a flat iron that does exactly the opposite of its famous curling iron. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The10 Best Flat Irons for Every Hair Type," 15 Sep. 2019 Every mirror is taken as mascara, eyeliner and the occasional curling iron are pulled from bags. Laura Dimon, New York Times, "New York’s Hottest Makeup Counter: The Port Authority Bathroom," 23 Aug. 2019 Wrap the hair around a double-prong curling iron like the Nalu Waver to give the hair a more natural curl that has movement. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Get The Look: How to Create Chic Hairstyles Like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande & More For New Year's Eve," 23 Dec. 2019 Krushelnytsky and Bryzgalova were the first Russian athletes to compete, as their event, mixed doubles curling, took place before the opening ceremony. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Russia Confirms Curler’s Doping Positive but Raises Doubts About Drug’s Source," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of curling

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curling was in 1620

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25 Feb 2020

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“Curling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of curling

: a game in which two teams of four players slide special stones over ice toward a circle

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