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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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 The Olympics begin Friday, with Pyeongchang, a relatively small South Korean ski resort town, hosting skiing, snowboarding and sliding events, and Gangneung, a coastal city about an hour’s drive away, hosting the hockey, skating and curling events. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "Koreas’ combined women’s hockey team debuts in friendly," 4 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 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. Kim Tong-hyung, chicagotribune.com, "'I felt like my walker was on waves': Paralympics fans had difficult time in Pyeongchang, but changes may not happen," 18 Mar. 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. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Paralympics: Disabled people experience accessibility issues," 17 Mar. 2018 Knox made a curling 30-footer for birdie on the difficult par-4 11th, which none of the 53 competing players did Saturday. Jesse Smithey, Detroit Free Press, "Masters 2018: Rickie Fowler's putter key to chasing leaders," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of curling

1620, in the meaning defined above

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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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