curling

noun
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

Examples of curling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winner of a past Lab curling irons test, this one-inch model proved to be lightweight, comfy to grip and snag-free. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2022 The West High School graduate’s curling, 59-foot eagle putt on No. 13 gave him another pair of crystal goblets for his trophy case in Lehi and a memorable moment during an otherwise disappointing week at Augusta National Golf Club. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 Leaves can also exhibit curling and distortions; sometimes the affected leaves may drop from the plant. oregonlive, 10 Apr. 2022 The National Hockey League, International Skating Union and international governing bodies for track and field, tennis, curling, volleyball, rugby, gymnastics, badminton, Formula One and sailing have all announced similar restrictions and sanctions. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Elsewhere, Team USA will face Canada in the bronze medal match in men's curling. USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 In 2018, she was named to the national curling team and competed in her first international event in April 2021. SELF, 4 Mar. 2022 The Paralympians will compete in six different sports including alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, snowboarding, and wheelchair curling. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 1 Mar. 2022 In the land of the Rams and Dodgers, curling has been a passion for growing numbers of Southern Californians. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

24 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Curling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curling. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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