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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Just three minutes later, Zardes found the back of the net again, this time with an amazing curling shot off another Pulisic assist. Ben Ferree, Pro Soccer USA, "USMNT routs Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 to advance in Gold Cup," 24 June 2019 The Seleção held firm for the remainder of the second interval and finished the game with a flourish through Everton, who scored his first international goal with a wonderful curling finish into the top right corner., "Copa America Recap: Philippe Coutinho Nets Brace as Brazil Get Off to Perfect Start Against Bolivia," 15 June 2019 Just two minutes later and Ronaldo had his hat-trick, as a sublime piece of footwork and a beautiful curling finish sent Portugal into the final., "Portugal 3-1 Switzerland: Report, Ratings & Reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo Masterclass," 5 June 2019 That was before Robbie Keane produced an outstanding curling finish from the edge of the Chelsea penalty area which flew over Carlo Cudicini and into the far corner with less than two minutes remaining, capping an enthralling 4-4 draw., "Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview: Classic Encounter, Recent Form, Team News, Prediction & More," 31 Mar. 2018 Woulda thrown in some curling stones for anyone who knew that his no-hitter took place at 21st & Lehigh in North Philadelphia soon after the end of World War II. Ed Barkowitz,, "Dick Fowler's no-hitter for the Philadelphia A's comes back to life (sort of)," 24 May 2018 The Russians have had to return medals in two curling events. Anchorage Daily News, "The Olympics take Russian cheating seriously. Why doesn’t the U.S. government?," 25 Feb. 2018 Because there are no curling irons in post-apocalyptic Texas. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "6 Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix While You Wait for "Stranger Things" Season 2," 10 Feb. 2017 The low friction of ice is why speedskaters can reach 35 mph, why figure skaters can twirl in dizzying circles, and why a 40-pound curling stone can glide and accomplish whatever the heck the point of curling is. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of curling

1620, in the meaning defined above

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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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