curling

noun
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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Its women's team – the defending world champion – finished sixth in PyeongChang, failing to medal for the first time in the six Olympics in which women's curling has been on the program. Matt Bonesteel, Anchorage Daily News, "German men stun Canada to advance to gold medal hockey game," 23 Feb. 2018 In fact, curling has been at the center of a couple of the Games' other microscopic controversies. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Olympics buzz: Where's a good scandal when you need one?," 21 Feb. 2018 Still, Belgium weren't home and dry, and Courtois had to make a brilliant diving save from a curling effort from Neymar. James Taylor, Pro Soccer USA, "Brazil 1-2 Belgium: Red Devils Shatter Brazil’s Dreams With Clinical Display to Set Up France Clash," 6 July 2018 And a curling wand will give a curl that's large at the root and tighter towards the ends (think: tousled beach wave). Jessica Cruel, SELF, "12 Common Curling Iron Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them," 8 June 2018 The paper and printing industry, artists who use paper and museum conservators have all studied remedies for curling. New York Times, "Straight Talk on Why Wrapping Paper Curls," 25 May 2018 It is dedicated to those with a passion for curling. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Want to go curling? Here are some nearby spots to try the sport," 15 Feb. 2018 Minnesota had the Olympic gold medal men's curling team make the Vikings fourth round pick. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Roundup of Most Interesting Ways Picks Have Announced on Last Day of NFL Draft," 28 Apr. 2018 Katai got Chicago’s second goal in the 69th minute with a beautiful curling shot from 18 yards. Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "David Accam, Cory Burke give Union wild 4-3 win at Chicago Fire," 11 July 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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curling

noun

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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