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
Recent Examples of curling from the Web
Messi laid the ball off to Neymar and then snuck into a gap in the defense where Neymar could get the ball back to him, allowing Messi to get off a curling shot that snuck inside the left post.
This is different from the twist of the double helix, and is instead like the curling of an old-school phone cord.
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Definition of curling for English Language Learners
: a game in which two teams of four players slide special stones over ice toward a circle
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