curl·​ing | \ ˈkər-liŋ \

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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Spirals were giving extra spring with the help of small-sized curling irons, short styles and natural textures were zhuzhed up and topped with product to shine, while long, straight and wavy hair was given the bouncy Victoria's Secret blowout. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018: Why Charlotte Tilbury Didn't Use Highlighter on the Angels," 8 Nov. 2018 Chris Vosters will make his Paralympic debut, serving as play-by-play commentator for coverage of wheelchair curling. Richard Deitsch,, "How to Watch—And What to Expect From—the Winter Paralympics 2018 on NBC," 7 Mar. 2018 The only previous American curling medal was a men’s bronze in the 2006 Torino Games. Laken Litman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Enthusiasm of gold-medal-winning U.S. men's curling team is contagious," 24 Feb. 2018 John Shuster skipped the United States to a 10-7 victory on Saturday for only the second curling medal in U.S. history. Jimmy Golen,, "American men win Olympic curling gold, upsetting Sweden," 24 Feb. 2018 The sport of curling was officially added to the Winter Olympic program in 1998, and its popularity among viewers of the Games took off from there. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "These Are the New Events on the Winter Olympics Sports Lineup This Year," 18 Feb. 2018 But to many of the disabled visitors at Pyeongchang and nearby Gangneung, which hosted the hockey and curling events, the games felt like a missed opportunity. Washington Post, "Paralympics fans had difficult time, changes may not happen," 18 Mar. 2018 Looking ahead, Shiffrin will go for gold again (this time in the slalom), along with action in snowboarding, figure skating and curling. Editors, USA TODAY, "5 things you need to know Thursday," 15 Feb. 2018 That's an additional four events that didn't exist before: big air snowboarding, freestyle skiing, mass start speed skating and mixed doubles curling. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "16 Things to Know About PyeongChang, Home of This Year's Winter Olympics," 12 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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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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